New books at the library

Non-fiction: Life below stairs, by Sian Evans – a lively, anecdotal social history of some of Britain’s grandest houses.

Explorers – Dorling Kindersley Group – great tales of adventure and endurance.

Right from the start, by Barbara Chainey – all the basics of patchwork and quilting.

The origin of our species, by Chris Stringer – Chris sets out to answer all the big questions about our origins.

Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, by Rough Guides – the ultimate travel guide to three of Americas best national parks.

Arnhem – the battle for survival, by John Nichol – exceptional bravery, astonishingly heroic actions and awe-inspiring stories.

The necessary aptitude, by Pam Ayres – the country childhood memoirs of Pam Ayres.

Using your computer – the Haynes beginners’ guide – the third edition of this popular computer manual.