Sports Talent by Jim Brown… new in at Henley Library

Sports Talent: how to identify and develop outstanding athletes by Jim Brown.


What attributes separate average recreational athletes from high-achieving competitors in organized sports? What characteristic is common to great athletes? Whether you are a student studying this area of sport, an aspiring athlete, the parent of a potential star, a coach who works with athletes 8 to 20 years old, or  a scout looking to refine your assessment criteria, this book will tell you what to expect in the development process and how to overcome obstacles.

New Interview Q & A book at Trident library

Trident Library now has a copy of ‘The Interview Question & Answer Book’ by James Innes.

Why don’t polar bears eat penguins?

How much water would it take to fill St Paul’s Cathedral?

If there was a monkey hanging from a chandelier, how would you get it down?

Do you know how you would answer these questions in an interview?

If not, then perhaps you should check out this book. It not only covers unusual questions like these, but the top 10 interview questions, 50 classic questions and how to avoid the 15 most common interview mistakes. It helps you plan and prepare for each question so you can deliver fresh and interesting answers to make the most impact in your interview.

The author also gives examples of  past bloopers made by interviewees which make an entertaining read and light relief for those pre – interview nerves!

So if you’re preparing for an interview or just want an interesting read, both Trident and Moreton Morrell Libraries have copies of this book. As with all books, it can be reserved online via the library catalogue. Just ask library staff if you would like any help.

posted by Jill

Calling all gardeners – are you interested in wildlife gardening?

The Library at Moreton Morrell has recently acquired a copy of “The Illustrated Practical Guide to Wildlife Gardening”.  The book shows how you can make wildflower meadows, ponds, hedges, flower borders, bird feeders, wildlife shelters, nesting boxes and hibernation sites. It features over 40 step-by-step projects, a directory of more than 70 common species of wildlife and 960 specially commissioned photographs.

Award-winning writers Christine and Michael Lavelle give clear advice on how to create a range of wildlife gardens, showing how adopting simple methods will produce a dazzling display of colour while helping native animal species. Expert advice on planning and designing outdoor spaces that can successfully be shared with wildlife is featured in this publication. Over 200 beautiful garden plants are featured that attract a range of species.  Information on how to deal with the more problematic animals that occasionally enter our gardens is also available. 960 inspirational colour photographs make this an ideal book for gardeners who want to encourage wildlife into an existing or new garden.

The book is currently on our “New Books” shelf on the mezzanine floor at the Moreton Morrell site – shelfmark 635.9676 LAV. Come and see for yourself – you won’t be disappointed!

Posted by Claire

New entrepreneurial books at the Libraries

  • Go Global: how to take your business to the world by Emma Jones

“International trade has moved into a new phase… You can now start a company on Monday and be trading with the world by Wednesday. The web has made this perfectly possible and… after all, a connection to the internet is a connection to over 1 billion potential customers.”

  • Turn your talent into a business: a guide to earning a living from your hobby by Emma Jones

“There’s never been a better time to turn your talent into turnover. Written in plain English, this book, written by small business guru Emma Jones, takes you step-by-step through the process”.

Find these books in the business section of the Libraries (658) or place a reservation on a title that is out on loan via the library catalogue.

posted by Sophie

More new Art books at Leamington Library

Yet more superb new books have arrived including more sumptuous fashion volumes including Vintage Menswear by Sims, Luckett and Gunn; Lara Jade Fashion Photography: A Complete Course and Coming Into Fashion: a Century of Photography at Conde Nast.

Guy Bourdin (Vogue, July 1958) as seen in Coming Into Fashion

posted by Patty & Sophie

New Sports Massage Book and accompanying DVD, available at Henley

McGillicuddy (Central Florida School of Massage Therapy) is an American massage therapy-certified sport massage therapist who has worked with numerous elite athletes and at competitions for the Association of Tennis Professionals, the US Figure Skating Association, US Fencing Association, and at the Atlanta Olympic Games.
Drawing on some 26 years of experience in the field, he presents a book and DVD package which demonstrate the common techniques, pre-event/postevent/recovery massage routines, and treatments of some problems typically encountered in football, basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, and tennis.
Designed for coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, and similar professionals, as well as players and athletes, the text covers both preparation for massage and application of massage techniques. (Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Posted by Jue

New Equine Book at Moreton Morrell!

Come and take a look….

              The BHS Complete Training Manual for Stage 1 written by Islay Auty FBHS is a new edition of an existing title which  hasbeen updated and revised by Margaret Linington-Payne MA (Ed) BHSI. It now includes detailed information on knowledge, understanding and techniques required for the BHS Stage 1 exam, making it a great course companion.

This title can be found via the library catalogue using the search facility.


Please ask the Library staff for any further information.


posted by Heidi

New garden design books at Moreton Morrell

Come and take a look at some of the new garden design books we have at Moreton Morrell

These books are located at Moreton Morrell Library in the horticultural section starting at 635, but can be reserved through the Library Catalogue and can be sent to any site. Please ask a member of staff if you need any help.

posted by Michelle