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New non-fiction for January 2016

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A mindfulness guide to the frazzled by Ruby Wax

A mindfulness guide for the frazzled by Ruby Wax

A mindfulness guide to the frazzled by Ruby Wax

500 years ago no-one died of stress; we have invented this concept and now we let it rule us. Rest has become a dirty word, and our idea of satisfaction is answering the last email. Ruby Wax shares her journey to mindfulness, showing us how it can improve our state of mind and change our brain for a healthier, happier life.

Deliciously Ella every day: simple recipes and fantastic food for a healthy way of life by Ella Woodward

Deliciously Ella every day: simple recipes and fantastic food for a healthy way of life by Ella Woodward

From the author of the food blog Deliciously Ella, which has one million visitors every month from all over the world. Ella started the blog after being diagnosed with a rare illness called Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS), which left her unable to get out of bed and desperate to find something that helped. When conventional medicine failed, she turned to dietitians and overnight she gave up meat, gluten, dairy, sugar and anything processed. This is her follow up to her runaway bestseller Deliciously Ella in 2015.

Fragments: on writing, reading, and absence by Elena Ferrante

Fragments: on writing, reading, and absence by Elena Ferrante

2015 was the year the Neopolitan novels by Elena Ferrante broke through to find a wider audience. In this collection, the reclusive Italian author addresses her unwavering decision to remain out of the public eye, her literary inspirations, Italian politics and culture, and the role of the writer (and the publisher) in modern society.

Amber’s donkey: the heart-warming tale of how a donkey and a little girl healed the scars of each other’s troubled pasts by Julian and Tracy Austwick

Amber's donkey: the heart-warming tale of how a donkey and a little girl healed the scars of each other's troubled pasts by Julian and Tracy Austwick

When Shocks the donkey was left for dead on a farm in Ireland, no one ever thought he would make a full recovery. When Amber and her twin sister Hope were born 26 weeks premature, it was Amber who was separated from family and rushed into theatre for an emergency tracheostomy. Her parents were given the devastating news that she had cerebral palsy and would be unlikely to walk or talk. Then Amber met Shocks at the donkey sanctuary and their lives were changed for good.

Cook, nourish, glow by Amelia Freer

Cook, nourish, glow by Amelia Freer

Following the success of her bestselling first book, Eat, nourish, glow, Amelia Freer returns with a new cookbook. With over 100 delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes, this book equips the reader with the skills and knowledge to improve their health while empowering them to cook with confidence.

Brandon King

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