South Devon Bookshelf May 2019

South Devon Bookshelf May 2019

By Stella Nicholls

Welcome to the South Devon Bookshelf May 2019! The Bookshelf is a place where avid readers have the opportunity to browse through some old (or new) favourites selected by people in our community.  If you have a book that you would like to recommend, please email

Complete Chile Pepper Book South Devon Bookshelf May 2019

The Complete Chile PepperA Gardener’s Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking by Dave DeWitt & Paul. W. Bosland

Recommended by South Devon Chilli Farm Directors

In this guide, world chilli experts, Dave DeWitt and Paul W.Bosland, have assembled all the information that anyone interested in chilli peppers could ever hope to find. Detailed profiles of the 100 most popular chilli varieties include information on how to grow chillies; how to diagnose and remedy problems, pests, and diseases; and post-harvest processing and preservation. The book culminates in 85 tasty recipes.

Kitchen Confidential Book Cover

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Recommended by  Dave Harman – The Cottage Magazine

Anthony Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian.  In this book, he covers twenty-five years of ‘sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine’.

Fever Pitch book cover South Devon Bookshelf May 2019

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Recommended by  Dave Harman – The Cottage Magazine

As a young boy growing up in London and watching his parents’ marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby had little sense of home. Then his dad took him to Highbury. Arsenal’s football ground would become the source of some of the strongest feelings he’d experience.

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The Crow Road by Iain Banks

Recommended by  Simon Crook – Pop Up Events

Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Full of questions about the McHoan past, present and future, he is also deeply preoccupied.

Chasing the Sun book cover South Devon Bookshelf May 2019

Chasing the Sun by Linda Geddes

Recommended by Dan Sandhu – Sparx

The new science of sunlight and how it shapes our bodies and minds.

The Subtle Art of not Giving a Fuck cover

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*Ck by Mark Manson

Recommended by Dan Sandhu – Sparx

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. Manson makes the argument, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better.

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