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Eat Up! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want by Ruby Tandoh - £8.99
TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Think about that first tickle of hunger in your stomach. A moment ago, you could have been thinking about anything, but now it's thickly buttered marmite toast, a frosty scoop of ice cream straight from the tu ... more
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Motherhood Missed: Stories from Women Who are Childless by Circumstance by Lois Tonkin - £12.99
Honouring women who are childless by circumstance, these first-person stories describe their emotional responses and under-discussed grief. While exploring their sense of loss, the book also presents the hopefulness and positivity of the women interv ... more
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From Daughter to Woman: Parenting Girls Safely Through Their Teens by Kim McCabe - £12.99
This book aims to make the adolescent's journey just that bit safer, kinder, and better supported - so parents and teens can enjoy the teenage years more.   The teen years are tough - for teens and for parents. Many parents dread the moodines ... more
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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry - £8.99
The Greek Myths retold...   No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.   In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the ... more
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How to Make Children Laugh by Michael Rosen - £9.99
Learn the most beautiful skill in the world from the world expert in making children laugh, Michael Rosen.   Jokes, a jack-in-the-box, jelly and jumping beans make children laugh.   As do practical jokes, peekaboo, pantomine and poe ... more
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Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers: Finding Awareness in Nature by Adam Ford - £5.99
Noticing and appreciating the awesome nature of birdlife is a spiritually affirming activity–reconnecting us to the natural world each and every day.   Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers presents a meaningful flock of enriching thoughts on th ... more
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On Living: Life's Greatest Lessons and Last Thoughts from the Dying by Kerry Egan - £9.99
What are the greatest regrets of the dying?   At her patients' bedside, witnessing their final moments, this is what Kerry Egan discovers. How do the dying seek to making meaning of their lives, the people and moments that have shaped them; an ... more
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My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die by Kevin Toolis - £8.99
An intimate, lyrical memoir exploring the ancient rite of the Irish wake, and the Irish way of overcoming our fear of death - Being Mortal meets The Last Act of Love.  Death is a whisper in the Anglo-Saxon world. But on a remote island, off the c ... more
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Will I Still Be Me? Finding a Continuing Sense of Self in the Lived Experience of Dementia by Christine Bryden - £12.99
Christine Bryden was diagnosed with dementia in 1995, but her experiences do not reflect the mainstream discourse of loss of self while living with dementia. In this book she explains why people with dementia have a meaningful and continuing sense of ... more
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A Short History of Truth: Consolations for a Post-Truth World by Julian Baggini - £8.99
The thinking person's tonic for our troubling times.   How did we find ourselves in a "post-truth" world of "alternative facts"? And can we get out of it? A Short History of Truth sets out to answer these questions by looking at the complex histor ... more
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Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism by Barb Cook and Dr Michelle Garnett - £15.99
Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand ... more
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A Sparrow Stirs Its Wings by Rachel Finch - £12.00
Sudden Denouement Publishing is honored to publish Rachel Finch’s book of poetry A Sparrow Stirs Its Wings. Finch is the powerhouse behind the Bruised But Not Broken community on Facebook, which provides support and healing for trauma survivors. Sh ... more
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss by Petra Boynton - £11.99
Pregnancy loss can leave us with many unanswered questions, and knowing where to find answers is not always clear.   This book is for you if, like me, you’ve been affected by any kind of pregnancy loss – currently or in the past. It provid ... more
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Reclaiming Life after Trauma: Healing PTSD with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Yoga by Daniel Mintie, LCSW and Julie K. Staples, Ph.D. - £12.99
Trauma, the Greek word for “wound,” is the most common form of suffering in the world today. An inescapable part of living, the bad things that happen to us always leave aftereffects in both body and mind. While many people experience these after ... more
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Talking Across the Divide by Justin Lee - £12.99
A guide to learning how to communicate with people who have diametrically opposed opinions from you, how to empathize with them, and how to (possibly) change their minds.   America is more polarized than ever. Whether the issue is Donald Trump ... more
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Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World by Tomás Prower - £15.99
Queer Magic provides nourishment for LGBT+ souls and their allies who are interested in learning about the significant presence and influence of queer folks throughout history.  Explore fascinating insights into queer relationships and spiritual pra ... more
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When I Loved Myself Enough: Inspiring Words to Help You Find Happiness and Joy by Kim McMillen - £8.99
When I Loved Myself Enough is a beautiful collection of wisdom that is startling in its simplicity. By the end of the book the message becomes clear: loving yourself holds the key to loving others and having others love you. By sharing her insights, ... more
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Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer by Gwendolyn Oxenham - £8.99
Under the Lights and In the Dark takes an unprecedented look inside the lives of professional football players around the world – from precarious positions in underfunded teams and leagues, to sold-out stadiums and bright lights. Award-winning film ... more
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Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry by Lynne Jones - £9.99
Astonishing insight into the life of a humanitarian psychiatrist working in war and disaster zones around the world - from Bosnia and 'mission-accomplished' Iraq, to tsunami-affected Aceh, post-earthquake Haiti and 'the Jungle' in Calais.   Wh ... more
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You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters by Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos - £8.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  In this book, that combines cutting edge science with real world applications, Chopra and Kafatos redefine our nature of reality and what is possible.  Here they ask 9 questions:  What Came Befor ... more
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An Introduction to Self-Help for Distressing Voices by Cassie Hazell, Mark Hayward, Clara Strauss, and David Kingdon - £4.99
A concise, introductory guide to the distressing condition of hearing voices, commonly linked with schizophrenia and psychosis, which shows how cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help.   Hearing voices can be highly distressing and impact ... more
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Chase the Rainbow by Poorna Bell - £8.99
An honest yet uplifting account of a woman's life affected (but not defined) by the suicide of her husband and the deadly paradox of modern-day masculinity.   Punk rocker, bird nerd and book lover Rob Bell had a full, happy life. He had a lov ... more
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It's Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation by Anna Dahlqvist - £9.99
Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the ... more
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Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig - £12.99
The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive.  The world is messing with our minds.  Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet ... more
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The Inner Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett - £20.00
Why is the incidence of mental illness in the UK twice that in Germany? Why are Americans three times more likely than the Dutch to develop gambling problems? Why is child well-being so much worse in New Zealand than Japan? As this groundbreaking stu ... more
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Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith by Mary Beard - £15.00
Companion to the major new BBC documentary series Civilisations, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama   The idea of 'civilisation' has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big questio ... more
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No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls by Katie Hurley - £13.99
In this Queen Bees and Wannabes for the elementary and middle school set, child and adolescent psychotherapist Katie Hurley shows parents of young girls how to nip mean girl behavior in the bud.   Once upon a time, mean girls primarily existed ... more
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Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women by Renee Engeln - £10.99
An award-winning Northwestern University psychology professor reveals how the obsession over body image in today's generation of women is an epidemic that is harming their ability to get ahead and to live happy, meaningful lives in this powerful, eye ... more
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The Little Book of Pocket Spells: Everyday Magic for the Modern Witch by Akasha Moon - £7.99
The witches of today are babes, not hags, using spells instead of chardonnay to deal with life's ups and downs. To that end, The Little Book of Pocket Spells offers all sorts of practical tips for bringing those magic essentials into your life; from ... more
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Boys Don't Cry: A Story of Love, Depression and Men by Tim Grayburn - £9.99
A story that will help make sense of depression and anxiety for people who might not recognise those feelings in themselves or others.   Meet Tim.   For nearly a decade Tim kept his depression secret. It made him feel so weak and shamef ... more
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Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from my Bipolar Life by Ellen Forney - £16.99
Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life is the eagerly awaited companion book to Forney’s 2012 best-selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. Whereas Marbles was a memoir about her bipolar disorder, Rock S ... more
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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay - £8.99
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.   'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, ... more
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If He's So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad? Recognizing and Overcoming Subtle Abuse by Avery Neal - £12.99
Are You A Victim Of Subtle Abuse? Are you always the one apologizing? Constantly questioning and blaming yourself? Do you often feel confused, frustrated, and angry?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone. Nea ... more
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Hard to Be a Saint in the City: The Spiritual Vision of the Beats by Robert Inchausti - £13.99
It’s been said that Jack Kerouac made it cool to be a thinking person seeking a spiritual experience. And there is no doubt that the writers he knew and inspired - iconic figures like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and Michael M ... more
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The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor - £14.99
A global movement guided by love Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bod ... more
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Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression by Sally Brampton - £9.99
Shoot the Damn Dog blasts the stigma of depression as a character flaw and confronts the illness Winston Churchill called 'the black dog', a condition that humiliates, punishes and isolates its sufferers. It is a personal account of a journey through ... more
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The Mythology Book by Various authors - £17.99
More than 80 classic myths retold and explained, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife.   The latest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book explores the compell ... more
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A Normal Family: Everyday Adventures With Our Autistic Son by Henry Normal - £16.99
Johnny is nineteen. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic - in his case that means he will probably never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home. And over the last nineteen years this is what his father, TV pro ... more
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Out of the Madhouse: An Insider's Guide to Managing Depression and Anxiety by Michael Maitland and Iain Maitland - £12.99
Once upon a time, there lived a happy family called the Maitlands. Iain, the father, was a writer. Tracey, the mother, worked at a nearby school. They had three bright and charming children, Michael, Sophie and Adam. It looked like the perfect family ... more
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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story about Anxiety by Sarah Wilson - £16.99
"Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read."(Mark Manson, bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck) If you have anxiety, this book is for you. If you love someone who is anxious, this book is for you. &nbs ... more
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How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb - £8.99
“It sounded to me that to be a gentleman, you needed both manners and bravery. And that thought was horribly fascinating. Because I thought only wimps needed manners. And only tough guys were brave”   Following Peep Show, and alongside Back, t ... more
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The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story by Christie Watson - £14.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  An astonishing memoir about nursing and an urgent call for compassion and kindness.   Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from ... more
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On Anxiety: An Anthology by Various writers - £12.99
On Anxiety is the first book produced by 3 of Cups Press, and was funded through Kickstarter in 2017.   Anxiety. Worry, fear, longing, impatience. One word can mean so many things, be it the medical term for a mental health condition or a col ... more
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The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday by Sharon Blackie - £14.99
A book of natural wonders, practical guidance and life-changing empowerment.  ‘I believe that enchantment is an attitude of mind which can be cultivated, a way of approaching the world which anyone can learn to adopt: the enchanted life is poss ... more
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Breaking Free: Help For Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse by Kay Toon and Carolyn Ainscough - £14.99
This classic book has helped many thousands of people to manage the impact that childhood sexual abuse has had on their lives. The positive and optimistic approach continues to empower survivors to break free from the past.   This new edition ... more
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Forest School and Autism: A Practical Guide by Michael James - £18.99
A practical guide to delivering Forest School methods to people with autism - both children and adults - with advice on how to adapt activities to make them more inclusive. Includes tips on how to set up a Forest School, safety issues and how to gath ... more
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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay - £8.99
"Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable."(Stephen Fry) Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year Winner o ... more
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Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving by Julia Samuel - £9.99
Death is the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. So many of us feel awkward and uncertain around death, and shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. Grief Works is a compassionate guide that will inf ... more
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Fifteen Things They Forgot to Tell You About Autism by Debby Elley - £12.99
Alec and Bobby are twins with autism, but nobody could ever say they are the same. Here, their mum gives a down-to-earth account of their family life, proving that autism is not one-size-fits-all. This honest and funny book shares experience and advi ... more
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Zen Science: Stop and Smell the Universe by Institute of Zen Science - £9.99
An inspirational collection of musings on the wonders of nature and the universe, Zen Science pairs the fun of popular science trivia with the benefits of mindfulness.   It takes 30,000 years to create a single ray of sunlight. A pinch of soil ... more
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Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers: The Joy of Urban Living by Lucy Anna Scott - £5.99
We've come to believe that living in a city is the very opposite of living a mindful life. But this couldn't be further from the truth. Enriching, inventive, ever-evolving, and social, cities are rich with ingredients for sparkling spiritual health. ... more
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