Posted on 10th May, 2018 by Martha Greengrass
In a world that never seems to stop moving, it can be hard to carve out a moment of stillness. When the rush, noise and stress of our frantic lives leaves you frazzled, here are some recommended reads to help you find the calm through the storm.
"The private healthcare system in the UK, anyway, is entirely parasitic on the NHS for the training of its staff and for bailing it out when things go wrong."
Two years following the death of its author, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air was posthumously published to global acclaim, working as both a candid portrait of the symptoms and treatment of cancer and as a meditative essay on what it is to prepare for death. As Being Mortal’s Atul Guwande observed, ‘the dying are the ones who have the most to teach us about life.’ As our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for January, we’re honoured to be able to present Kalanithi’s introduction to this remarkable memoir, an extract deeply affecting in itself.
Posted on 28th Dec, 2016 by Sally Campbell
Christmas is over and as we turn our minds to thoughts of crash-dieting, Olympian Tom Daley would like to offer a carefully considered alternative. His new book, Tom's Daily Plan, is an antidote to the usual January quick fixes and excessive exercise regimes; it outlines a health and fitness programme that is simple to follow and, crucially, easy to stick to, long-term. The following mouth-watering recipe is not in the book and has been shared by Tom exclusively with Waterstones customers.
Posted on 11th Feb, 2015 by Tanya Burr
Tanya Burr, fashion and beauty vlogger, is one of a new generation of entertainers currently riding a huge wave of popularity. She took a moment to record an introduction to her new book, Love Tanya.
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