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The Novel Cure An A to Z of Literary Remedies by Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
  

The Novel Cure An A to Z of Literary Remedies

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I’d like to think there’ll be a copy of this book in every Doctors / Psychiatrists office and when we want to give up smoking, need painkillers for PMT or insomnia or any one of a thousand physical and mental ills then there will be a literary remedy to hand. There is much to comfort, challenge, amuse and educate within these covers, I loved the many lists, the recommendations and the voice of the authors and it will join Anne Fadiman’s wonderful Ex Libris as one of my favourite literary books and kept to hand at all times. ~ Sue Baker

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Synopsis

The Novel Cure An A to Z of Literary Remedies by Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

Witty, engaging and informative. The sort of book you choose for a friend and end up wanting to keep. (Rachel Joyce). Ideal for anyone who has ever wondered what on earth to read next. (S J Watson). Brilliant...a perfect gift. (Vogue). This is a medical handbook, with a difference. Whether you have a stubbed toe or a severe case of the blues, within these pages you'll find a cure in the form of a novel to help ease your pain. You'll also find advice on how to tackle common reading ailments - such as what to do when you feel overwhelmed by the number of books in the world, or you have a tendency to give up halfway through. When read at the right moment, a novel can change your life, and The Novel Cure is an enchanting reminder of that power.

Reviews

'Witty, engaging and informative, The Novel Cure is for anyone who loves reading. It's the sort of book you choose for a friend and end up wanting to keep. My advice would be to buy two' -- RACHEL JOYCE author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

'Witty, warm and wise, I loved this book within moments of dipping in and know I shall be returning to it for a long time to come. It's a wonderful reminder of the restorative power of fiction and ideal for anyone who has ever wondered what on earth to read next' -- SJ WATSON author of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

'The Novel Cure is a tonic in itself. It's tempting to become a hypochondriac just to read more' -- DAMIAN BARR author of Maggie & Me

'An exuberant pageant of literary fiction and a celebration of the possibilities of the novel' Guardian

'Astute and often amusing ... a charming addition to any library.' Time spent leafing through its pages is inspiring - even therapeutic' The Economist

'We're hooked' Psychologies

'Brilliant ... A perfect gift' Vogue

'This book is a great way to broaden your literary horizons - and an entertaining read in its own right' The Lady

About the Author

Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin met as English Literature students at Cambridge University, where they began giving novels to each other whenever one of them seemed in need of a boost. Ella went on to study fine art and become a painter and art teacher. Susan became a novelist and journalist. In 2008 they set up a bibliotherapy service through The School of Life in London, and since then have been prescribing books either virtually or in person to clients all over the world. With four children, two husbands, various cats, dogs, mice and tortoises (some of them imaginary) between them, they created their first book, The Novel Cure, together in 2013.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd September 2015

Author

Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

The Real World
Literary Fiction
The Real World

Literary companions, book reviews & guides
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Self-help & personal development

ISBN

9780857864215

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