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New Books - Mind, Body & Spirit

Self-help, spirituality, inspirational, alternative health (browse related categories Health & Wellbeing Spirituality )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
Never Leave the Dog Behind: Our Love of Dogs and Mountains - by Helen Mort - £8.99
'We live in a world populated by dog lovers, where many of us regard them as members of the family. We are fascinated by them: either anthropomorphising our pets or obsessing about the ways they differ from us. And mountains – theatres of risk, dra ... more

Many Different Kinds of Love: A Story of Life, Death and the NHS - by Michael Rosen, illustrated by by Chris Riddell - £14.99
A national treasure's journey to the brink and back.   'Will I wake up?' 'There's a 50:50 chance.'  Michael Rosen wasn't feeling well. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and then he was admitted to hospital, suffering from coronavirus as th ... more

The Other Mother: A Wickedly Honest Parenting Tale for Every Kind of Family - by Jen Brister - £8.99
I'm Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent and, more recently, a mum. But not that mum – I'm the other one. Confused? Let’s back up a bit. Two years ago, my partner (a woman – we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. Yes. Yes. ... more

My Sh*t Therapist & Other Mental Health Stories - by Michelle Thomas - £8.99
When Michelle Thomas suffered her first major depressive episode six years ago, she read and watched and listened to everything about mental health she could get her hands on in an effort to fix herself. God, it was depressing. Which is the last thin ... more

Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power - by Tamara Winfrey Harris - £13.99
"Dear Black Girl is the empowering, affirming love letter our girls need in order to thrive in a world that does not always protect, nurture, or celebrate us. This collection of Black women's voices… is a must-read, not only for Black girls, but fo ... more

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies - by Resmaa Menakem - £9.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  The consequences of racism can be found in our bodies - in skin and sinew, in bone and blood.  In this ground-breaking, inspiring work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage, the physical consequences of dis ... more

The Shapeless Unease: My Year in Search of Sleep - by Samantha Harvey - £9.99
Sleep. Sleep. Like money, you only think about it when you have too little. Then you think about it all the time, and the less you have the more you think about it. It becomes the prism through which you see the world and nothing can exist except in ... more

Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan: A Revolutionary Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and the Weeks That Follow - by Rebecca Schiller - £14.99
Providing you with everything you've ever wanted to know about pregnancy, this is the definitive guide from conception to the first few weeks' at home with your newborn.  Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan is a revolutionary new guide to pregnancy and ... more

Radical Acts of Love: Twenty Conversations to Inspire Hope at the End of Life - by Janie Brown - £9.99
A profoundly moving account of an oncology nurse’s conversations with the dying.  In Radical Acts of Love, Janie Brown, oncology nurse and counsellor, offers a sensitive and wise insight into our final moments by recounting twenty convers ... more

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol - by Holly Whitaker - £9.99
We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at work events, lunches, book clubs and weddings. Yet no one ever questions alcohol's ubiquity.  In fact, the only thing ever questions is why people don't drink. It is a qualifier for belon ... more

The Body Is Not An Apology (Revised and Expanded Second Edition) - by Sonya Renee Taylor - £15.99
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 ou ... more

How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: Effective Strategies for Stressed Out Parents - by Carla Naumburg - £9.99
So, you're losing your sh*t with your kids. You scream, you shout, you snap at them. You're cranky and irritable more often than you'd like to admit. You know how you want to parent; you want to be a calmer, more rational and intentional parent, but ... more

Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic - by Rachel Clarke - £16.99
How does it feel to confront a pandemic from the inside, one patient at a time? To bridge the gulf between a perilously unwell patient in quarantine and their distraught family outside? To be uncertain whether the protective equipment you wear fits t ... more

The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop - by Adam Kucharski - £9.99
A deadly virus suddenly explodes into the population. A political movement gathers pace, and then quickly vanishes.  An idea takes off like wildfire, changing our world forever. We live in a world that's more interconnected than ever before. Our ... more

The Crying Book - by Heather Christle - £8.99
In this symphonic work of non-fiction, Heather Christle explores the most human of behaviours: crying. What are tears made of? Why do people cry? And why is this common, crucial act so rarely discussed? Christle unpacks the biological reasons for tea ... more

The Sad Ghost Club: Volume 1 - by Lize Meddings - £10.99
Ever felt anxious or alone? Like you don't belong anywhere? Like you're almost... invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club.   (You are not alone. Shhh. Pass it on.)  This is the story of one of those days - a day so bad you ca ... more

Black Girl In Love (with Herself) - by Trey Anthony - £12.99
The essential guide to self-love that every black woman needs; you can create the life you deserve - no matter what you've been told in the past.  After a lifetime of never truly relating to personal development experts because of the colour of her ... more

Why We Believe: Evolution and the Human Way of Being - by Agustin Fuentes - £20.00
A wide-ranging argument by a renowned anthropologist that the capacity to believe is what makes us human.  Why are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians ... more

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times - by Katherine May - £9.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A beautiful, gentle exploration of the dark season of life and the light of spring that eventually follows."(Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path) Wintering is a poignant and comforting meditation o ... more

The Tao of Bowie: 10 Lessons from David Bowie - by Mark Edwards - £10.99
What would David Bowie do?  When life gets tough, who can we turn to for help? Who will help us find happiness, meaning and purpose? The Tao of Bowie suggests that we turn to David Bowie for guidance – and use his amazing journey through li ... more

Letters from Lockdown: A Selection of Covid Chronicles from BBC Radio 4's PM Programme - by Various authors, with a Foreword by Evan Davis - £9.99
A remarkable collection of 'Covid Chronicles' -- stories from lockdown sent in from listeners to BBC Radio 4 -- making a deeply moving people's history of the pandemic. The perfect gift to help you reflect and find hope this Christmas.  On 23 Ma ... more

On Connection - by Kae Tempest - £9.99
Beneath the surface we are all connected...   Drawing on twenty years' experience as a writer and performer, award-winning poet, rapper and storyteller Kae Tempest explores how and why creativity - however we choose to practise it - can cultivate ... more

Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love, Loss and Consolation - by Rachel Clarke - £9.99
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Your Life in My Hands comes this vibrant, tender and deeply personal memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places.  As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to i ... more

Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature - by Patrick Barkham - £16.99
From climbing trees and making dens, to building sandcastles and pond-dipping, many of the activities we associate with a happy childhood take place outdoors. And yet, the reality for many contemporary children is very different. The studies tell us ... more

The Body: A Guide for Occupants - by Bill Bryson - £9.99
‘We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.’  Bill Bryson sets off to ... more

The Cancer Journals - by Audre Lorde - £7.99
"A brave, beautiful book that could double as a handbook to accompany anyone on their journey through cancer"(Jackie Kay, New Statesman) The Cancer Journals is an intimate, poetic and invigorating account of the experience of breast cancer, from ... more

The Courage to Care: A Call for Compassion - by Christie Watson - £16.99
A vital and timely book about inspirational nurses, and the bravery of patients and families, from the bestselling author of The Language of Kindness.  Nurses have never been more important. We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and be ... more

Michael Rosen's Book of Play - by Michael Rosen - £9.99
When did you last make time for play?  Today, we don’t get nearly enough play in our lives. At school, kids are drilled on exams, while at home we’re glued to our phones and screens. Former children’s laureate and bestselling author, Michae ... more

Choice Words: Writers on Abortion - by Annie Finch (Editor) - £19.99
A landmark literary anthology of poems, stories, and essays, Choice Words collects essential voices that renew our courage in the struggle to defend reproductive rights. Twenty years in the making, the book spans continents and centuries. This collec ... more

Duty of Care - by Dr Dominic Pimenta - £8.99
The first book to tell the full story of the COVID-19 pandemic from a doctor on the frontline.   ALL ROYALTIES FROM SALES GO TO HEROES, A CHARITY PROTECTING AND SUPPORTING HEALTHCARE WORKERS.  On the 8th of February, Dr Dominic Pimenta e ... more

And Now For The Good News... To the Future, With Love - by Ruby Wax - £14.99
You would be forgiven for thinking 2020 was not the year for a book about good news. But now might be the time we need it most.  Ruby Wax is here to reassure us with her brand new book, And Now For The Good News. This is her positivity prescr ... more

How to Be Hopeful: Your Toolkit to Rediscover Hope and Help Create a Kinder World - by Bernadette Russell - £12.99
How to Be Hopeful is your essential toolkit to rediscovering hope, empowering you to help create a kinder world.  Whether we’re grieving or afraid, worn down by everyday troubles or relentless bad news, there is always hope.  As an ... more

Understanding Coronavirus - by Raul Rabadan - £9.99
Since the identification of the first cases of the coronavirus in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, there has been a significant amount of confusion regarding the origin and spread of the so-called 'coronavirus', officially named SARS-CoV-2, and the cau ... more

The Little Book of Humanism: Universal Lessons on Finding Purpose, Meaning and Joy - by Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson - £7.99
We all want to lead a happy life. Traditionally, when in need of guidance, comfort or inspiration, many people turn to religion. But there has been another way to learn how to live well - the humanist way - and in today's more secular world, it is mo ... more

Growing Sustainable Together: Practical Resources for Raising Kind, Engaged, Resilient Children - by Shannon Brescher Shea - £13.99
Drawing from cutting-edge social-science research, parent interviews, and experiential wisdom, science writer and parenting blogger Shannon Brescher Shea shows how green living and great parenting go hand in hand to teach kids kindness, compassion, r ... more

How to Have Feminist Sex: A Fairly Graphic Guide - by Flo Perry - £12.99
"Funny, kind, generous and smart - I could have done with the wisdom of Flo Perry far sooner"(Dolly Alderton) We talk about feminism in the workplace and we talk about dating after #MeToo, but women's own patriarchal conditioning can be the ha ... more

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert's Year of Living Dangerously - by Jessica Pan - £9.99
What would happen if a shy introvert lived as an out-and-out extrovert for one year? Jessica Pan is about to find out...   When she found herself jobless and friendless, sitting in the familiar Jess-shaped crease on her sofa, she couldn't help ... more

What a Time to be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough - by Chidera Eggerue - £12.99
In What A Time To Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She'll show you that being alone is not just okay: it's just about the best freaking thing that's ever happened to you. As she says, 'You're bad as hell an ... more

Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You - by Adam Kay (Editor) - £16.99
The NHS is our single greatest achievement as a country. No matter who you are, no matter what your health needs are, and no matter how much money you have, the NHS is there for you.  In Dear NHS, 100 inspirational people come together to sha ... more

Traffic-Free Cycle Trails - by Nick Cotton - £17.99
Traffic-Free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton contains over 400 cycle routes in Great Britain. First published in 2004 and regularly updated ever since, it has become one of the country’s most popular cycling books, and this fourth edition published in ... more

Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You - by Sofie Hagen - £9.99
‘I am a fat person and I love my body. I feel lucky to be able to say that – it has taken a lot of work and a lot of time. I want to tell you what I have learned and how I got here.’   In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she remove ... more

Critical: Stories From the Front Line of Intensive Care Medicine - by Matt Morgan - £9.99
"Compassionate and moving… Morgan provides a rich array of stories and characters. Alongside the cases studies, he details the development of the medical practices and technology – from the iron lung to ultrasound – that have helped make such l ... more

Yes To Life In Spite of Everything - by Viktor E Frankl - £12.99
Find hope even in dark times with this rediscovered masterpiece by the 16 million copy bestselling author of Man's Search For Meaning.   Just months after his liberation from Auschwitz renowned psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl delivered a series ... more

The Book of Queer Prophets: 24 Writers on Sexuality and Religion - by Ruth Hunt (Curator) - £14.99
Is it possible to believe in God and be gay? How does it feel to be excluded from a religious community because of your sexuality? Why do some people still believe being LGBT is a sin?   The Book of Queer Prophets contains modern-day epistles fro ... more

A People's History of Tennis - by David Berry - £14.99
Pristine lawns, tennis whites, strawberries and cream, tennis is synonymous with the upper echelons of society, but scratch beneath the surface and you'll quickly discover a different history, one of untold struggles on and off the courts.   ... more

Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking - by Duncan Minshull (Editor) - £9.99
Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from every illness.” ~ Soren Aaby Kierkegaard  Duncan Minshull has always walked, and in the last twenty years has made use of it by wr ... more

Let Me Not Be Mad: A Story of Unravelling Minds - by A. K. Benjamin - £9.99
Let Me Not Be Mad is an immersive, virtuosic and provocative investigation of madness, love and self-destruction that defies categorisation.   A consulting room with two people in it. One of them is talking, the other is listening. Both of th ... more

Just Another Mountain: A Memoir of Hope - by Sarah Jane Douglas - £9.99
Shortlisted for Travel Memoir Book of the Year, Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 / Winner – GOLD in Personality of the Year, SILVER in The Extra Mile Award as well as SILVER in Book of the Year all in The Great Outdoor Awards 2019  ... more

A Philosophy of Simple Living - by Jerome Brillaud - £14.95
Today, "simple living" is a rallying cry for anti-consumerists, environmentalists, and anyone concerned with humanity's effect on the planet. But what is so revolutionary about a simple life? And why are we so fascinated with simplicity today?   ... more

Flash Count Diary: A New Story About the Menopause - by Darcey Steinke - £9.99
A brave, brilliant and unprecedented examination of menopause from the author of the cult classic, Suicide Blonde.  Menopause hit Darcey Steinke hard. First came hot flushes. Then insomnia. Then depression. As she struggled to understand what ... more

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