What Remains – Rupert Callender

Published By: Chelsea GreenPages: 336Released On: 15/09/2022 When he became an undertaker, Rupert Callender undertook to deal with the dead for the sake of the living. What Remains? is the brilliant, unforgettable story of the life and work of the world’s first punk undertaker – but it is also a book about ordinary, everyday humanityContinue reading “What Remains – Rupert Callender”

And Finally – Henry Marsh

Published By: Penguin Random HousePages: 240Released On: 01/09/2022 As a retired brain surgeon, Henry Marsh thought he understood illness, but he was unprepared for the impact of his diagnosis of advanced cancer. And Finally explores what happens when someone who has spent a lifetime on the frontline of life and death finds himself contemplating what mightContinue reading “And Finally – Henry Marsh”

Behind the Seams – Esme Young

Published By: Blink PublishingPages: 288Released On: 14/04/2022 At age five, Esme was asked to write in her notebook, but instead, she filled it with drawings – the only way she knew to express herself. At seven, when it was discovered she was partially deaf, she found refuge in her sketchbooks. Shortly after, Esme made herContinue reading “Behind the Seams – Esme Young”

Breadsong: How Baking Changed Our Lives – Kitty and Al Tait

Published By: BloomsburyPages: 458Released On: 28/04/2022 “If you had told me at 14 when I couldn’t even get out of bed with depression and anxiety that three years later I would have written a book I would never have believed you. But here it is – the story of the Orange Bakery. How I wentContinue reading “Breadsong: How Baking Changed Our Lives – Kitty and Al Tait”

The Worst Girl Gang Ever – Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham

Published By: HQPages: 304Released On: 04/08/2022 Following pregnancy loss, it can feel like you’ve forgotten how to speak and need to learn a new language. You can tell your story to a room full of people but if no-one speaks this new language, they won’t understand. They will try but ultimately, they won’t fully graspContinue reading “The Worst Girl Gang Ever – Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham”

You Are Not a Before Picture – Alex Light

Published By: HQPages: 288Released On: 09/06/2022 When we look in the mirror, so many of us see a ’before’ picture: the miserable person in the side-by-side shot waiting for the ’glow-up’ (read: weight loss) that will bring true happiness. But it’s not our fault that we see our bodies as projects in need of constantContinue reading “You Are Not a Before Picture – Alex Light”

Old Rage – Sheila Hancock

Published By: BloomsburyPages: 272Released On: 09/06/2022 Sheila Hancock looked like she was managing old age. She had weathered and even thrived in widowhood, taking on acting roles that would have been demanding for a woman half her age. She had energy, friends, a devoted family, a lovely home. She could still remember her lines. SoContinue reading “Old Rage – Sheila Hancock”

The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style – Bethan Holt

Published By: Ryland Peters & SmallPages: 176Released On: 19/04/2022 The past 70 years have seen a 25-year-old Princess transform into a nonagenarian monarch who is respected and loved the world over. A woman whose views are never heard, Queen Elizabeth II has deployed fashion as a means to communicate and signal her position to theContinue reading “The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style – Bethan Holt”

Between the Covers – should it be left on the shelf?

As I’m sure all book lovers know, Between the Covers is a talk show aired on BBC, hosted by Sara Cox, now in its fourth series (as of May 2022). She is joined by four celebrities, and they all discuss their favourite books, along with an upcoming release or book of the moment. For anyContinue reading “Between the Covers – should it be left on the shelf?”

Wonderdog – Jules Howard

Published By: BloomsburyPages: 288Released On: 12/05/2022 Almost everywhere there are humans on planet Earth, there are dogs. But what do dogs know and understand of the world? Do their emotions feel like our own? Do they love like we do? What do they think of us? Since our alliance first began on the hunt andContinue reading “Wonderdog – Jules Howard”