Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse: An Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis

Published by Honno  Synopsis: Elizabeth Davis - known in Wales as Betsy Cadwaladyr - was a ladies' maid from Meirionnydd who travelled the world and gained fame as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was a dynamic character who broke free of the restrictions placed on women in Victorian times to lead a life … Continue reading Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse: An Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis

Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest by Henry Nicholls

Synopsis: A narcoleptic's tireless journey through the neuroscience of disordered sleep. Whether it's a bout of bad jet lag or a stress-induced all-nighter, we've all suffered from nights that left us feeling less than well-rested. But for some people, getting a bad night's sleep isn't just an inconvenience: it's a nightmare. In Sleepyhead, science writer … Continue reading Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest by Henry Nicholls

Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life by Oné R. Pagán

Synopsis: Life is beautiful, ruthless, and very, very strange. In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strategies. From sharp claws to brute strength, camouflage to venom--all these tools and abilities share one purpose: to keep their bearer alive long enough to reproduce, … Continue reading Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life by Oné R. Pagán

This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare by Gabourey Sidibe

Synopsis: The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir—wise, complex, smart, funny—that is different from anything we’ve read Gabourey Sidibe—“Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels’s acclaimed movie Precious. In This is Just My Face, she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she’s played onscreen. With full-throttle … Continue reading This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare by Gabourey Sidibe