Daughters: How to Untangle Yourself From Your Mother – Julia Vaughan Smith

Pages: 289Released On: 03/04/2023 This is a self-coaching book for women in difficult relationships with their mothers, who want to understand how these patterns of relating came into being and how to change them. The book explores the factors that influence such relationships from conception onwards, and what holds them in place now we areContinue reading “Daughters: How to Untangle Yourself From Your Mother – Julia Vaughan Smith”

My Friend Anne Frank – Hannah Pick-Goslar with Dina Kraft

Published By: RiderPages: 320Released On: 08/06/2023 When five-year-old Hannah Pick-Goslar and her family fled Nazi Germany to live in Amsterdam, she soon struck up a friendship with a precocious, outspoken and fun-loving girl named Anne Frank. For several blissful years, the girls were inseparable, enjoying carefree childhood games and sleepovers in their neighbourhood of Rivierenbuurt.Then,Continue reading “My Friend Anne Frank – Hannah Pick-Goslar with Dina Kraft”

Will You Read This, Please? – Joanna Cannon

Published By: Borough PressPages: 224Released On: 11/05/2023 ‘Some people who deal with mental illness have the opportunity and ability to write about it, but many do not – and it was those people, those unread stories, I wanted to find’ JOANNA CANNON How do we give a voice to those who so often remain unheard? WillContinue reading “Will You Read This, Please? – Joanna Cannon”

Mindfulness in Baking: Meditations on Bakes & Calm – Julia Ponsonby

Published By: Leaping Hare PressPages: 144Released On: 15/06/2023 The Art of Mindful Baking is a delightful insight into how the act of baking is a practical meditation by its very nature. Julia Ponsonby, head of food at Schumacher College, looks at what it means to use our hands and why kneading promotes wellbeing, and explores theContinue reading “Mindfulness in Baking: Meditations on Bakes & Calm – Julia Ponsonby”

Hanging Out – Sheila Liming

Published By: Melville HousePages: 224Released On: 26/01/2023 Almost every day it seems that our world becomes more fractured, more digital, and more chaotic. Sheila Liming has the answer: we need to hang out more.  Starting with the assumption that play is to children as hanging out is to adults, Liming makes a brilliant case forContinue reading “Hanging Out – Sheila Liming”

Getting Better – Michael Rosen

Published By: Ebury PressPages: 252Released On: 02/02/2023 In our lives, terrible things may happen. Michael Rosen has grieved the loss of a child, lived with debilitating chronic illness, and faced death itself when seriously unwell in hospital. In spite of this he has survived, and has even learned to find joy in life in theContinue reading “Getting Better – Michael Rosen”

The Salt Path – Raynor Winn

Published By: PenguinPages: 288Released On: 22/03/2018 Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West CoastContinue reading “The Salt Path – Raynor Winn”

What Writers Read – Pandora Sykes (Ed)

Published By: BloomsburyPages: 208Released On: 01/11/2022 In this love letter to reading, curated by Pandora Sykes in aid of the National Literacy Trust, bestselling and beloved writers share their favourite books: the ones they hold most dearly, that they return to time and again and that helped make them the writers they are. ***** I’veContinue reading “What Writers Read – Pandora Sykes (Ed)”

The Joy of Small Things – Hannah Jane Parkinson

Published By: GuardianPages: 256Released On: 02/06/2022 Hannah Jane Parkinson is a specialist in savouring the small pleasures of life. She revels in her fluffy dressing gown (‘like bathing in marshmallow’), finds calm in solo cinema trips, is charmed by the personalities of fonts (‘you’ll never see Comic Sans on a funeral notice’), celebrates pockets andContinue reading “The Joy of Small Things – Hannah Jane Parkinson”

Are You Really OK? – Roman Kemp

Published By: Mirror BooksPages: 300Released On: 27/10/2022 Capital DJ Roman Kemp has achieved much success but he hasn’t had an easy ride. He’s battled depression since the age of 15, once contemplated suicide, and has bravely fought to smash the stigma surrounding medication and mental health. The lifelong Arsenal supporter grafted his way to Capital’sContinue reading “Are You Really OK? – Roman Kemp”