October 2018 New Titles: Non-fiction Previews

Where Super Thursday, and indeed Mini Super Thursday, are concerned, I’ll confine my remarks to a couple of notable trends.

While publishers remain very much alive to the youthful potential of YouTube, Instagram and, in particular, podcasts to provide the nuggets for fully-wrought books, there’s a definite return to the potential of venerable and bankable stars of a certain vintage—e.g. Tina Turner (aged 78), Eric Idle (75), Roger Daltrey (74) and Michael Caine (85)—to deliver celebrity memoirs with pulling power. And puzzle books are the new colouring books, with fresh and fiendish offeri...

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