The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman – Julietta Henderson

Published by: Bantam PressPages: 311Date released: 01/04/2021Date read: 31/05/2021 What do you get when you cross a painfully awkward son, lofty comedic ambition and a dead best friend? Norman. Norman and Jax were a legendary comedic duo in waiting. They had a plan to take them all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe in justContinue reading “The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman – Julietta Henderson”

I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell

Published by: Tinder PressPages: 290Date released: 31/05/2018Date read: 03/10/2018 A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. This is a memoir with a difference: seventeen encounters with Maggie at differentContinue reading “I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell”

How to Treat People – Molly Case

Published by: VikingPages: 280Date released: 18/04/2019Date read: 05/05/2019 As a teenager, Molly Case underwent an operation that saved her life. Nearly a decade later, she finds herself in the operating room again – this time as a trainee nurse. She learns to care for her patients, sharing not only in their pain, but also life-affirmingContinue reading “How to Treat People – Molly Case”

The Comfort Book – Matt Haig

Published By: CanongatePages: 272Date Published: 06/07/2021Date Read: 07/07/2021 A manual of reflections for an increasingly stressful world. Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up. A collection of little islands of hope, The Comfort Book gathers consolations and stories that give us new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig’sContinue reading “The Comfort Book – Matt Haig”

How To Save a Life – Eva Carter

Published by: Mantle/pan MacmillanPages: 480Date published: 01/04/2021Date read: 24/06/2021 Kerry Smith is going to save lives–and so is her best friend, Tim Palmer. After years of working towards medical school, they are about to sit for their entrance exams. But on the eve of the new millennium, a classmate goes into cardiac arrest, changing everything.Continue reading “How To Save a Life – Eva Carter”

Hungry – Grace Dent

Published by: Mudlark/HarperCollinsPages: 304Date released: 29/10/2020Date read: 03/04/2021 From an early age, Grace Dent was hungry. As a little girl growing up in Currock, Carlisle, she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better. Hungry traces Grace’s story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of the much-loved voices on the BritishContinue reading “Hungry – Grace Dent”

Mrs England – Stacey Halls

Published by: Manilla PressPages: 419Date Published: 10/06/2021Date Read: 20/06/2021 West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes on a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill owners, she hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. But as she adaptsContinue reading “Mrs England – Stacey Halls”

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”