The Way Back Almanac – Melinda Salisbury

Published by: Watkins PublishingPages: 272Date Released: 10/08/2021Date Read: 21/06/2021 The traditional almanac is a month-by-month prompt to the beautiful transformations of nature that offer a magical and poetic way to celebrate the year. The Way Back Almanac is a modern twist on the conventional almanac, an accessible and truly contemporary guide back to natural rhythms,Continue reading “The Way Back Almanac – Melinda Salisbury”

Nobel Life – Stefano Sandrone

Published by: Cambridge University PressPages: 230Date released: 17/06/2021Date read: 14/06/2021 Few people have changed the world like the Nobel Prize winners. Their breakthrough discoveries have revolutionised medicine, chemistry, physics and economics. Nobel Life consists of original interviews with twenty-four Nobel Prize winners. Each of them has a unique story to tell. They recall their eurekaContinue reading “Nobel Life – Stefano Sandrone”

Sandwiched – Laurie James

Published by: She Writes PressPages: 300Date Released: 08/07/2021Date Read: 10/06/2021 Laurie James spent most of her life wondering what it means to belong; loneliness dictated the choices she made. She rarely shared this secret with others, however; it was always hidden behind a carefree and can-do attitude. When she’s in her mid-forties, Laurie’s mother hasContinue reading “Sandwiched – Laurie James”

And The Little One Said – Elizabeth Coffey

Pages: 356Date Released: 29/04/2021Date Read: 05/06/2021 Elizabeth Coffey once had seven brothers and sisters, but today only she and one brother are left. Thanks to ‘an insane series of cruel blows’ variously involving illness, accidents, mental health mismanagement and suicide, not one of her pre-mentioned siblings made it past their sixties. And yet through itContinue reading “And The Little One Said – Elizabeth Coffey”

Love, Interrupted – Simon Thomas

Published by: Trigger PublishingPages: 200Date released: 20/06/2019Date read: 19/07/2019 Simon Thomas (former Blue Peter presenter, and for so long, the face of Sky Sports Football) reveals how grief nearly destroyed him in his heart-breaking memoir. When Simon lost the woman he had loved for 16 years, the future he’d imagined for their happy family disappearedContinue reading “Love, Interrupted – Simon Thomas”

Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020 – HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Published by: National Portrait Gallery PublicationsPages: 168Date released: 07/05/2021Date read: 05/06/2021 Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still was an ambitious community project to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during lockdown. People of all ages were invited to submit a photographic portrait, taken in aContinue reading “Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020 – HRH The Duchess of Cambridge”

An Extra Pair of Hands – Kate Mosse

Published by: Wellcome CollectionPages: 208Date released: 03/06/2021Date read: 04/06/2021 As our population ages, more and more of us find ourselves caring for parents and loved ones – some 8.8 million people in the UK. An invisible army of carers holding families together. Here, Kate Mosse tells her own personal story of finding herself a carerContinue reading “An Extra Pair of Hands – Kate Mosse”

Fat Cow, Fat Chance – Dame Jenni Murray

Published by: DoubledayPages: 253Date released: 02/07/2020Date read: 28/05/2021 At sixty-four, Jenni Murray’s weight had become a disability. She avoided the scales, she wore a uniform of baggy black clothes, refused to make connections between her weight and health issues and told herself she was fat and happy. She was certainly fat. But the happy partContinue reading “Fat Cow, Fat Chance – Dame Jenni Murray”

Clothes…and Other Things That Matter – Alexandra Shulman

Published by: CassellPages: 352Date released: 23/04/2020Date read: 01/06/2020 In Clothes…and Other Things That Matter, Alexandra Shulman delves into her own life to look at the emotions, ambitions, expectations and meanings behind the way we dress. In 40 essays covering everything from the bra to the bikini, the trench coat to sneakers, the slip dress toContinue reading “Clothes…and Other Things That Matter – Alexandra Shulman”

Dear Life – Dr Rachel Clarke

Published by: Little, BrownPages: 336Date released: 30/01/2020Date read: 03/06/2020 As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhibit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable.Continue reading “Dear Life – Dr Rachel Clarke”