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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
Afrikan Wisdom: New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond - by Valerie Mason-John - £15.99
A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.  Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life–past, present, and future. Award-winn ... more

Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS : A Memoir - by Derek Frost - £12.99
This is the tale of a devastating pandemic, of lives cut painfully short - it's also a love story.  Derek, a distinguished designer, and J, a pioneering entrepreneur and creator of Heaven, the iconic gay dance club, met and fell in love more ... more

The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism - by Dr Jen Gunter - £14.99
In The Menopause Manifesto internationally renowned New York Times bestselling author Dr Jen Gunter brings you empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating ... more

The Comfort Book - by Matt Haig - £16.99
Reflections on hope, survival and the messy miracle of being alive from the bestselling author of The Midnight Library.   It is a strange paradox, that many of the clearest, most comforting life lessons are learned while we are at our lowest ... more

A Witch's Guide to Wildcraft: Using Common Plants to Create Uncommon Magick - by J.D. Walker - £14.99
You don't need a lush garden to begin wildcrafting, you can find plenty of magickal herbs growing just outside your door.   A Witch's Guide to Wildcraft explores more than thirty common plants, providing tips for identification, gathering, an ... more

DAD: Untold stories of Fatherhood, Love, Mental Health and Masculinity - by Elliott Rae (Editor) - £18.99
DAD is a deeply moving and inspiring collection of stories that represent the diversity of modern fatherhood and seeks to start a conversation that challenges the traditions associated with masculinity.   Including 20 powerful and defiant stori ... more

There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness - by M. Leona Godin - £22.50
From Homer to Helen Keller, from Dune to Stevie Wonder, from the invention of braille to the science of echolocation, M. Leona Godin explores the fascinating history of blindness, interweaving it with her own story of gradually losing her sight.  ... more

Period. - by Emma Barnett - £9.99
'Don't be revolted, lead the revolt - preferably with a grin on your face and a tampon tucked proudly behind your ear.'  Emma loathes her period. Really, she does. But there's something she loathes even more: not being able to talk about it. Free ... more

A Spell in the Wild: A Year (and Six Centuries) of Magic - by Alice Tarbuck - £16.99
Witches occupy a clear place in contemporary imagination. We can see them, emerging shadowy, from the corners of the past: mad, glamorous, difficult, strange. They haunt the footnotes of history - from medieval witches burning at the stake to the lur ... more

Still Hot! 42 Brilliantly Honest Menopause Stories - by Kaye Adams and Vicky Allan - £9.99
Every menopause has its own story. It's time we listened to them.   The Big M - not to mention the Big Peri-M - is a subject reduced to whispers or the cheap laughs of a hot flush. No one quite tells you the truth. No one prepares you for it. ... more

The Courage to Care: Nurses, Families and Hope - by Christie Watson - £8.99
Nurses have never been more important. We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and beyond: in our schools, on our streets, in prisons, hospices and care homes. When we feel most alone, nurses remind us that we are not alone at all.  In T ... more

Unwell Women: A Journey Through Medicine And Myth in a Man-Made World - by Elinor Cleghorn - £16.99
'We are taught that medicine is the art of solving our body's mysteries. And as a science, we expect medicine to uphold the principles of evidence and impartiality. We want our doctors to listen to us and care for us as people, but we also need their ... more

Labours of Love: The Crisis of Care - by Madeleine Bunting - £9.99
Long before the pandemic, care work has been underpaid and its values disregarded.   In this remarkable and compassionate book, Madeleine Bunting speaks to those on the front line of the care crisis, struggling to hold together a crumbling in ... more

Sex Matters: How male-centric medicine endangers women's health and what we can do about it - by Dr Alyson J. McGregor - £9.99
A clarion call about the dangers of medicine for women, as well as a manual for how women can get the right care for their bodies.   Sex Matters tackles one of the most urgent, yet unspoken issues facing women's health care today: all models ... more

Notes on Grief - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - £10.00
A devastating essay on loss and the people we love from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.   'Grief is a cruel kind of education. You learn how ungentle mourning can be, how full of anger. You ... more

All The Places In Between - by John Cei Douglas - £11.99
A silent sequential narrative journey exploring mental health and our sense of self. "There are empty spaces that must be respected, those often long periods when a person can’t see the pictures or find the words and needs to be left alone."(Tov ... more

Rebel Witch: Carve the Craft that's Yours Alone - by Kelly-Ann Maddox - £16.99
Rebel Witch reminds witches of the wondrous opportunity to jump into experimentation and invent something wild and individual, a practice shaped by their individual personality and life journey, rather than allowing themselves to be spoon-fed. It cha ... more

What Have I Done? Motherhood, Mental Illness & Me - by Laura Dockrill - £8.99
Like any new mum, Laura Dockrill felt rather overwhelmed after the birth of her son.  But a slow recovery, sleep deprivation and anxiety quickly escalated into postpartum psychosis, and she had to spend a fortnight in a psych ward, separated fro ... more

Hope is a Verb: Six Steps to Radical Optimism When the World Seems Broken - by Emily Ehlers - £12.99
For readers of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, a gift book for an era of global anxiety.  When the world feels uncertain, we need hope, humour and meaningful action. Hope Is a Verb is the ideal handbook for anyone freaked out about th ... more

Daughter of Mine - by Lesley Williams - £6.99
For those who know loss, there is a moment in time for which everything else is either before or after.  Dominique Williams was a creative, kind and exuberant twenty-year-old who lived life to the fullest and craved adventure.  Her sudd ... more

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

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