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Festive List from Librarian Jenny Hawke

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Each month we ask a librarian to share their knowledge and love of books with us! December is all about festive books and we are so pleased that Jenny Hawke from Bromley Libraries has curated this special list! Jenny: I am a Children’s Librarian working for GLL Bromley Libraries and an active member of the […]

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How to Be a Vet

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FCBG are delighted that Jess French, vet and author of How to be a Vet has shared a blog post for National Non-Fiction November. It’s half past one, it’s already been a very busy morning and the vet is about to take a bite of her sandwich when the receptionist rushes in. “There’s an emergency, […]

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Protest!

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FCBG are thrilled that sisters Alice and Emily Haworth-Booth have written a blog for National Non-Fiction November about researching and writing a book about the history of protest movements, what they discovered about the power of the collective, and how they hope to inspire action in younger generations by showing that everyone has a place […]

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Illustrating Non-Fiction

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With National Non-Fiction November firmly underway, FCBG are delighted that illustrators (and sisters!) Chaaya and Sandhya Prabhat are here to shed light on the process of illustrating non-fiction. What do you like best about illustrating non-fiction titles? Sandhya: I like that at the end of illustrating a non-fiction title, I’ve learnt a lot about the […]

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The Extraordinary Historical Magic of Ordinary Things by Frances Durkin

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So much of history is a puzzle waiting to be solved, and one of the great joys of being a historian lies in fitting together the pieces to construct the stories of those who lived long ago. Those stories can be the grandest journeys into empires and dynasties. Or they can be the tiniest, most […]

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The Story of Afro Hair

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The FCBG asked K.N. Chimbiri to tell us about her beautiful, informative book, The Story of Afro Hair Tell us about The Story of Afro Hair… The Story of Afro Hair, 5,000 Years of History, Fashion and Styles is a little book about the history behind Afro hairstyles. The approach and subject is a bit […]

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What’s Great about Non-Fiction?

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Martin Brown, illustrator of Horrible Histories as well as author and illustrator of Lesser Spotted Animals and Nell and the Cave Bear, asks what is great about non-fiction in today’s National Non-Fiction November FCBG blog spot. What’s great about non-fiction? What’s great about non-fiction? I can answer with one word – dinosaurs. Dinosaurs, and possibly, […]

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Survival in Space

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FCBG blasts off today’s celebration of National Non-Fiction November, with a blog about Space by author David Long. His brilliant book, Survival in Space, brings the incredible Apollo 13 mission and the heroes on-board to life. Something amazing happened when Survivors was published by Faber a few years ago. The book was voted Blue Peter […]

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Roar Like a Lion

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From Fiction to Non-Fiction, author Carlie Sorosiak shares the journey as her new book, Roar Like a Lion, hits the information bookshelves in time for National Non-Fiction November. FCBG can confirm it is a roaring success! As a kid, I read tons of non-fiction. It wasn’t unusual for me to stay up late with a […]

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Great Britons!

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FCGB is delighted that Imogen Russell Williams has written a blog post about the process of researching and writing her fabulously informative book Great Britons: 50 Amazing People Who Have Called Britain Home for National Non-Fiction November 2021. What ideas does the word “hero” bring to mind: Greek demigods, military leaders, superpowers? Or have warriors […]

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