Non-fiction books for Christmas 2013: gifts to suit every interest

Our pick of this year's magnificent non-fiction books includes history, sport, autobiography, politics, science and miscellany. Just click on each book jacket to find out why we think it's a gem. Presents for the discerning and difficult to buy for? Sorted.

 

a story lately told

A life crammed with brilliance and tragedy. Superior celeb memoir...
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She Left Me The Gun

Destined to be a classic - a genuinely riveting family story...
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Maggie and Me

Imagine one of the crueller Mitford sisters reborn into Shameless...
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Lets Explore Diabetes With Owls

Snappy essays on modern life and politics by this caustic commentator...
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one

Affectionate, funny, bursting with genuinely fascinating facts...
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Love, Nina

Outrageously blunt observations from a North London nanny...
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What a Wonderful World

Like a kind of physics-based David Attenborough series...
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Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

Comic Strip, Dawn French, Ab Fab - rich material for a very funny biog...
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morrisey

Classic Morrissey - sardonic humour, score-settling and poetic prose...
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murray

The super Scot's story via Olympic Gold, Wimbledon woe and then victory...
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breakfast with lucien

Escaping the Nazis and then the Krays, painting Hockney and the Queen...
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fred's war

Unique account of a medical officer's time in the WWI trenches...
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grannys survival guide

Treat your mum or MIL to this treat from our sister-site, Gransnet...
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1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off

Weird and addictively wonderful factoids from the first 10 years of QI...
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Last updated: 02-Dec-2013 at 12:11 PM