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If He's So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad? Recognizing and Overcoming Subtle Abuse by Avery Neal - £12.99
Are You A Victim Of Subtle Abuse? Are you always the one apologizing? Constantly questioning and blaming yourself? Do you often feel confused, frustrated, and angry?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone. Nea ... more
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The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor - £14.99
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 our own bod ... more
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Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression by Sally Brampton - £9.99
Shoot the Damn Dog blasts the stigma of depression as a character flaw and confronts the illness Winston Churchill called 'the black dog', a condition that humiliates, punishes and isolates its sufferers. It is a personal account of a journey through ... more
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The Mythology Book by Various authors - £17.99
More than 80 classic myths retold and explained, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife.   The latest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book explores the compell ... more
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A Normal Family: Everyday Adventures With Our Autistic Son by Henry Normal - £16.99
Johnny is nineteen. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic - in his case that means he will probably never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home. And over the last nineteen years this is what his father, TV pro ... more
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Out of the Madhouse: An Insider's Guide to Managing Depression and Anxiety by Michael Maitland and Iain Maitland - £12.99
Once upon a time, there lived a happy family called the Maitlands. Iain, the father, was a writer. Tracey, the mother, worked at a nearby school. They had three bright and charming children, Michael, Sophie and Adam. It looked like the perfect family ... more
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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story about Anxiety by Sarah Wilson - £16.99
"Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read."(Mark Manson, bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck) If you have anxiety, this book is for you. If you love someone who is anxious, this book is for you. &nbs ... more
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How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb - £8.99
“It sounded to me that to be a gentleman, you needed both manners and bravery. And that thought was horribly fascinating. Because I thought only wimps needed manners. And only tough guys were brave”   Following Peep Show, and alongside Back, t ... more
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The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story by Christie Watson - £14.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  An astonishing memoir about nursing and an urgent call for compassion and kindness.   Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from ... more
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On Anxiety: An Anthology by Various writers - £12.99
On Anxiety is the first book produced by 3 of Cups Press, and was funded through Kickstarter in 2017.   Anxiety. Worry, fear, longing, impatience. One word can mean so many things, be it the medical term for a mental health condition or a col ... more
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The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday by Sharon Blackie - £14.99
A book of natural wonders, practical guidance and life-changing empowerment.  ‘I believe that enchantment is an attitude of mind which can be cultivated, a way of approaching the world which anyone can learn to adopt: the enchanted life is poss ... more
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Breaking Free: Help For Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse by Kay Toon and Carolyn Ainscough - £14.99
This classic book has helped many thousands of people to manage the impact that childhood sexual abuse has had on their lives. The positive and optimistic approach continues to empower survivors to break free from the past.   This new edition ... more
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Forest School and Autism: A Practical Guide by Michael James - £18.99
A practical guide to delivering Forest School methods to people with autism - both children and adults - with advice on how to adapt activities to make them more inclusive. Includes tips on how to set up a Forest School, safety issues and how to gath ... more
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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay - £8.99
"Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable."(Stephen Fry) Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year Winner o ... more
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Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving by Julia Samuel - £9.99
Death is the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. So many of us feel awkward and uncertain around death, and shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. Grief Works is a compassionate guide that will inf ... more
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Fifteen Things They Forgot to Tell You About Autism by Debby Elley - £12.99
Alec and Bobby are twins with autism, but nobody could ever say they are the same. Here, their mum gives a down-to-earth account of their family life, proving that autism is not one-size-fits-all. This honest and funny book shares experience and advi ... more
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Zen Science: Stop and Smell the Universe by Institute of Zen Science - £9.99
An inspirational collection of musings on the wonders of nature and the universe, Zen Science pairs the fun of popular science trivia with the benefits of mindfulness.   It takes 30,000 years to create a single ray of sunlight. A pinch of soil ... more
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Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers: The Joy of Urban Living by Lucy Anna Scott - £5.99
We've come to believe that living in a city is the very opposite of living a mindful life. But this couldn't be further from the truth. Enriching, inventive, ever-evolving, and social, cities are rich with ingredients for sparkling spiritual health. ... more
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Make Someone Happy and Find Your Own Happiness Along the Way: A Creative Kindness Journal by Emily Coxhead - £9.99
When we are kind we feel happy and this inspiring journal will help you to do just that: every page focuses on the bright spots we overlook every day and will encourage you to pass these simple joys on to others. With infectious charm and delightful ... more
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Mindfulness and the Natural World: Bringing our Awareness Back to Nature by Claire Thompson - £7.99
Mindfulness and the Natural World explores what it means to connect with nature and how we can learn from nature to be more mindful in everyday life. Claire Thompson takes us on an engaging journey into the natural world and encourages us to experien ... more
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A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe by Dee Dee Chainey - £12.99
An entertaining and engrossing collection of British customs, superstitions and legends from past and present.   Did you know, in Cumbria it was believed a person lying on a pillow stuffed with pigeon’s feathers could not die? Or that green ... more
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A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind by Emily Reynolds - £9.99
A funny and moving memoir from a girl with bipolar, including down-to-earth, practical advice for young people and those who love them.  Emily Reynolds is mad. After years of trying - and failing - to cope with her symptoms, she was finally d ... more
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The Unmumsy Mum Diary by The Unmumsy Mum - £8.99
She's back! The Unmumsy Mum has put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard!) once more to bring you the next instalment of her life as mum to two young boys, documenting motherhood exactly as she finds it. Her words have made mums, dads and grandpa ... more
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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida - £8.99
Following his ground-breaking international bestseller The Reason I Jump, written when he was only thirteen, Naoki Higashida offers equally illuminating and practical insights into autism from his current perspective as a young man.   Naoki Higash ... more
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A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes: Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas by Lucy Nichol - £11.99
From a young age, Lucy Nichol has always been on edge. Whether it’s because of her fear of beards, a general sense that she can catch a disease from anything, or the belief that she’s going to throw up at any given moment, she’s never really fe ... more
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The Green Hedge Witch by Rae Beth - £9.99
Rae Beth, author of the bestselling Hedge Witch, here blends the ancient traditions of hedge witchcraft with our modern concerns for the natural world. Working in liminal places and with wild spirits, she shows how we can both help to heal the human ... more
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Birds Art Life: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant by Kyo Maclear - £8.99
We live in a world that prizes the fast over the slow, the new over the familiar and work over rest. Birds Art Life Death is Kyo Maclear’s beautiful journey to stake out a sense of meaning amid the crushing rush.   One winter Kyo Maclear f ... more
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Food You Can Forage: Edible Plants to Harvest, Cook and Enjoy by Tiffany Francis - £16.99
When you know where to look, each season Nature provides a generous spread of tasty treats ripe for the picking. Foraging can be an adventure for the entire family, and Food You Can Forage is packed with photos, illustrations and useful information t ... more
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WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel - £8.99
Imagine a sisterhood – across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don't know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we wil ... more
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Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth and Desire by Michael Amherst - £8.99
Using bisexuality as a frame, Go the Way Your Blood Beats questions the division of sexuality into straight and gay, in a timely exploration of the complex histories and psychologies of human desire.   A challenge to the idea that sexuality ca ... more
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Sound: A Story of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst - £8.99
'By the summer of 1998, it had become clear that there was something wrong with my hearing. It didn't happen suddenly but softly, so softly I almost wasn't aware of it happening; sound seemed to have stolen away ...'   For twelve years, Bella ... more
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Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love by Emily Witt - £8.99
Emily Witt is single and in her thirties. Until recently she had always imagined she would meet the right person and fall in love. But, as we all know, things are more complicated than that. Love is rare and frequently unreciprocated; sexual acquisit ... more
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Tong Sing: The Book of Wisdom Based on the Ancient Chinese Almanac by Dr Charles Windridge and Cheng Kam Fong - £14.99
The words 'Tong Sing' mean 'know everything book'.  No wonder the traditional Chinese almanac contains information on everything from astrology to herbal remedies, Taoist philosophy to the interpretation of dreams.  Drawing his inspiratio ... more
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The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World by Haemin Sunim - £8.99
The Times Top 10 Bestseller   THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, WITH OVER THREE MILLION COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD  'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?'   The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to m ... more
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Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds by Cordelia Fine - £8.99
WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE   Testosterone Rex is the powerful myth that squashes hopes of sex equality by telling us that men and women have evolved different natures. Fixed in an ancestral past that rew ... more
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Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li - £9.99
A luminous memoir from the award-winning author of The Vagrants and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.  'What a long way it is from one life to another. Yet why write if not for that distance?'  Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisd ... more
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Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari - £16.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.   From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety   What really causes depression and anxiety – and how can we really solve th ... more
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Happy Abortions: Our Bodies in the Era of Choice by Erica Millar - £14.99
A radical reinterpretation of women’s freedom and an indispensable intervention into scholarship on abortion and reproductive rights.   When it comes to abortion, today’s liberal climate has produced a common sense that is both pro-choice ... more
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Breaking Mad: The Insider's Guide to Conquering Anxiety by Anna Williamson with Dr Reetta Newell - £12.99
Welcome to the therapist in your pocket – full of anxiety-busting advice, read this book to learn how to live better and restore your confidence when panic attacks. Drawing on her own personal experiences with anxiety, therapist Anna Williamson ... more
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A Beautiful Work In Progress by Mirna Valerio - £8.99
Runners’ vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for “Did Not Start” and DNF for “Did Not Finish,” but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for “Did Not Quit.”   Valerio has tied on her ru ... more
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Your Messy Brilliance: 7 Tools for the Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Kelly McNelis - £17.99
There is no magic pill.  There is no one-size-fits-all solution to your problems. There is no guru coming to save you. And there is no personal-development program that will get you to “perfect.” The truth is, you don’t need any of thos ... more
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Wild & Wise: Sacred Feminine Meditations for Women's Circles & Personal Awakening by Amy Bammel Wilding - £10.99
Wild & Wise is not merely a collection of guided meditations, but a potent tool for personal and global transformation. The meditations within beckon you to explore the powerful realm of symbolism and archetypes, inviting you to access your wild and ... more
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Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, make peace with your body and live by Megan Jayne Crabbe - £12.99
If you're tired of being at war with your body, then this book is for you.   We've been convinced that happiness is something that only comes once we hit that goal weight, get those washboard abs, shrink ourselves down and change every part of ... more
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Justice for Laughing Boy: Connor Sparrowhawk - A Death by Indifference by Sara Ryan - £12.99
On July 4th 2013, Connor Sparrowhawk, also known as Laughing Boy or LB, was found dead in a specialist NHS unit. Connor, who had autism and epilepsy, had a seizure while in the bath and no member of staff was on hand to stop him from drowning. An ent ... more
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Things That Help: Healing Our Lives Through Feminism, Anarchism, Punk, & Adventure by Cindy Crabb - £14.99
Living in the margins of a culture she never felt comfortable in, Cindy Crabb touches on her experiences with feminism, girl-gangs, abuse, and gender identity. With stories, essays, interviews, and more, Cindy writes with fierce honesty and compassio ... more
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Grassroots Zen: Community and Practice in the Twenty-First Century by Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger - £11.99
Grassroots Zen envisions a socially engaged Buddhism where zazen is integrated each day with work, family, and social obligations.   Though both authors have practiced traditional Zen for decades here they eschew the militaristic, patriarchal tend ... more
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The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz - £13.99
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation. ... more
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Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung - £9.99
Sweet, funny, and quietly poignant, Debbie Tung’s comics reveal the ups and downs of coming of age as an introvert.   This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung's experience as an introvert in an extrovert’ ... more
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Writing Ourselves Whole by Jen Cross - £12.99
Creating books that will change your life.   Healing victims of sexual assault through transformative journaling: One in six women is the victim of sexual assault. Using her own hard-won wisdom, author Jen Cross shows how to heal through journalin ... more
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Mindful Pregnancy & Birth: Nurturing Love and Awareness by Riga Forbes - £8.99
Focusing on the entire journey; from pregnancy through to early parenthood, this guide to living mindfully for expectant mothers helps prepare you for birth and improve your wellbeing with the ancient practice of mindfulness. When we talk about makin ... more
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How to Be Human: The Manual by Ruby Wax - £14.99
*FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FRAZZLED* "A three way encounter between a Monk, a neuroscientist and Ruby Wax sounds like the set up for a joke. Instead it's produced one of the most fascinating, intriguing and informative books about mi ... more
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