July 19, 2013

Non-Fiction Discoveries

It ain't over till it's over, but when it is, well, then it's really the end ...

Don't I love looking at history from a bit of a, say, different angle! Maybe that's the headman in my family tree talking (no kidding), but this book immediately caught my attention (despite being a bit squeamish).

The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honour and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century (Joel F. Harrington)
Publ. May 2nd 2013 - HC
Bodley Head

We all die, but does it always offer a happy ending? Accepting the former, and preparing for the latter, this spiritual guide offers a better understanding of life and death, and the journey between.

Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death (Erica Brown)
Publ. April 2nd 2013 - HC
Simon & Schuster

Who wants to live forever? *insert the tune of the song by Queen* Maybe this exploration of religion, science, and mythology offers the secret after all? Maybe we can't cheat death, but how about age?

The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever (Adam Leith Gollner)
Publ. - August 20th 2013 - HC

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