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This Month's Featured Books

Fragile Lives  by Stephen Westaby
Fragile Lives
Stephen Westaby
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017, Costa Biography Award Heart surgery is by its very nature a high-risk business and as Professor Stephen Westaby says ‘the grim reaper sits on your shoulder’, but when it is successful it is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

Last Month's Featured Books

Boundaries by Jennie Miller, Victoria Lambert

Boundaries
Jennie Miller, Victoria Lambert
A self-help book for our modern age, using boundaries to create a mentally and physically healthier you. In this 24/7 world, psychotherapist Jennie Miller and journalist Victoria Lambert have initiated...

Rules for Mavericks  by Phil Beadle

Rules for Mavericks
Phil Beadle
Quite simply, a go to book for anyone who would like to explore their potential. You do not have to consider yourself (or have been told that you are) a...

The ABCs of Coping with Anxiety by James Cowart

The ABCs of Coping with Anxiety
James Cowart
A simple, clear book to help those suffering from anxiety and stress. Written by James Cowart, PhD, an American psychologist who specialises in treating depression and anxiety, this is a...

The Compleat Thunks by Ian Gilbert

The Compleat Thunks
Ian Gilbert
Surprising, provocative and thoroughly entertaining, this is a book filled with 628 thunks. A thunk is quite simply a question that not only makes you think, it has the potential...

The Little Book of Happiness Live. Laugh. Love by Kim Quadrille

The Little Book of Happiness Live. Laugh. Love
Kim Quadrille
The Little Book of Happiness shows you how to live in the moment, flourish as an individual and improve your wellbeing. Through over 150 uplifting and practical tips, inspirational quotes...

Calm by Fearne Cotton

Calm
Fearne Cotton
What a lovely, warm, kind and friendly book this is, Fearne Cotton writes about the state of calm, and how to find it in our modern, hectic lives. This isn’t...

The Flexible Body by Roger Frampton

The Flexible Body
Roger Frampton
With mindful, conscious movement, you can gain phenomenal core and full-body strength, increased flexibility and even lose weight, all without leaving the house. In just 10 minutes a day and...

The Month Before's Featured Books

James Duigan's Blueprint for Health by James Duigan

James Duigan's Blueprint for Health
James Duigan
An extension of James Duigan’s clean and lean philosophy, a book that brings together diet, exercise and mindfulness to help readers create change in their lives. It aims to get...

Comfort: food to soothe the soul by John Whaite

Comfort: food to soothe the soul
John Whaite
Judging from the recipes this is mostly modern comfort cooking. The modern comfort eater can check the contents list for something that answers their particular craving, for something sweet or...

How to Be Human: The Manual by Ruby Wax

How to Be Human: The Manual
Ruby Wax
It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now. No question, anyone reading this has won the evolutionary Hunger Games by the fact you're on all...

Life Lessons from Remarkable Women Tales of Triumph, Failure and Learning to Love Yourself by Stylist Magazine

Life Lessons from Remarkable Women Tales of Triumph, Failure and Learning to Love Yourself
Stylist Magazine
If you could share one lesson from your life with every woman, what would it be? Stylist magazine has asked that question of remarkable women from the worlds of entertainment,...

The Sober Diaries How one woman stopped drinking and started living by Clare Pooley

The Sober Diaries How one woman stopped drinking and started living
Clare Pooley
A bravely honest and brilliantly comic account of how one mother gave up drinking and started living. Think Bridget Jones Dries Out! Like many women, Clare Pooley found the juggle...

Running For My Life How I built a better me one step at a time by Rachel Cullen

Running For My Life How I built a better me one step at a time
Rachel Cullen
For readers who enjoyed Alexandra Heminsley's Running like a Girl and Bryony Gordon's Mad Girl, Running For My Life is a funny, heartfelt and inspirational story of one woman's marathon...

The Economists' Diet The Surprising Formula for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off by Christopher Payne, Rob Barnett

The Economists' Diet The Surprising Formula for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off
Christopher Payne, Rob Barnett
Chris Payne and Rob Barnett are two formerly obese economists who met while working at Bloomberg. They faced the same obstacles to healthy living that so many others face today:...

The 4 Pillar Plan by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

The 4 Pillar Plan
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
In The Four Pillar Plan, Dr Rangan Chatterjee presents an easily accessible plan for taking control of your health and your life. Everyday health revolves around Dr Chatterjee's four pillars:...

Lose Weight for Good by Tom Kerridge

Lose Weight for Good
Tom Kerridge
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has been developing top recipes for nearly three decades and knows how to make things taste good. He also understands how much willpower it takes to...

Mindful Running by Mackenzie L. Havey

Mindful Running
Mackenzie L. Havey
Brings together scientific research, expert analysis and elite athlete contributions to reveal how relating to your mind, body and surroundgins in a new way can help you run longer and...

The Runner's Cookbook by Anita Bean

The Runner's Cookbook
Anita Bean
Whether you're training for a marathon, a half-marathon, an ultra-distance event or just looking to improve your parkrun time, what you eat makes all the difference. This is the ultimate...

Thrive Through Yoga by Nicola Jane Hobbs

Thrive Through Yoga
Nicola Jane Hobbs
Whether you long to live with less stress, reduce anxiety, find the confidence to follow your dreams or simply find more happiness and meaning in your everyday life, Thrive Through...

The Fat-Loss Plan 100 Quick and Easy Recipes with Workouts by Joe Wicks

The Fat-Loss Plan 100 Quick and Easy Recipes with Workouts
Joe Wicks
The fifth book from the multi-million copy bestselling author Joe Wicks, the Body Coach

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