This week's list of recently published titles comes from Kathy Stansfield at Dartmouth Community Bookshop, 12 Higher Street, Dartmouth 01803 839571. www.dartmouthcommunitybookshop.co.uk.
1 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World – Chris Beardshaw
A beautifully illustrated book full of fascinating stories about plants from Roman times. The author, a well known garden expert, explains how and why plants have been used as cures, generated myths, and been used in rituals. Papadakis, £12.99.
2 Never Coming Back – Tim Weaver
A new missing persons case for investigator David Raker, set in Devon. This is the fourth in the popular series. In it he tracks the disappearance of a father and two children. Penguin, £7.99.
3 Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat – Julia Donaldson and Charlotte Voake
Julia Donaldson fans will be happy to see another attractive book for them to read to their children, and those who love Edward Lear's poem will be drawn to this addition to the tale. Puffin, £10.99.
4 The Epicurean Cookbook
The walled garden is set in the Mendips and the 120 seasonally arranged descriptions and recipes are a visual delight. The underlying philosophy is to eat well and celebrate local foods. Ebury Press, £25.
5 Dartmouth an Enchanted Place – Joslin Fiennes
This is proving to be a real hit, stunning to look at and informative. It has to be the book on Dartmouth for those who love a mixture of history, art, and people. Antique Collector's Club in collaboration with Richard Webb, £35.
6 The Poets' Daughters Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge – Katie Waldegrave
The daughters, like the famous Romantic poets, were friends. The author explores the sometimes destructive effect of having such well known parents, as the women dedicated their lives to the reputation and writing of their fathers.
7 The Shadow Collector – Kate Ellis
The latest of the locally set Wesley Peterson mysteries features murder, witchcraft and family secrets. Piatkus, £7.99.
8 The Aircraft Book
A large format, sumptuous definitive visual history of 800 aircraft, decade by decade. Clear and informative illustrations of the designs make for a great collection. Dorling Kindersley, £20.
9 Turning the Tide – The Life of Lady Rhondda – Angela V John
Margaret Haig Thomas's remarkable public and private life (1883-1958) includes time as a Welsh suffragette, survival of the sinking of the Lusitania and experience as an industrialist and editor She will talk about her book at Dartmouth Library on Wednesday October 16. Parthian, £20.
10 The Reason I jump – One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism – Naoki Higashida
Introduced and translated by David Mitchell who has an autistic child, this "revelatory godsend" could help other families. The 13-year old author is autistic and his revelations about how he sees the world help us appreciate his imagination and and humour, and how much our compassion and patience is needed. Sceptre, £16.99.