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Four Books to Read for Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Co-ordinated by the Mental Health Foundation, people are encouraged – both across the UK and the world over – to discuss and explore the topic of mental well-being. A cause very close to my heart, I ran the London Marathon in 2014 to raise money for mental health charity Mind, […]

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Review: Mad Girl – Bryony Gordon

Ever since I read Bryony Gordon’s memoir of her misspent twenties – The Wrong Knickers – almost two years ago, I’ve been eagerly awaiting a follow-on and consequently continued to read in earnest Gordon’s Telegraph columns in absence of said sequel. Thus it was with utter glee that I found out that Bryony was indeed writing a […]

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Review: Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig

I bought Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive without really knowing what it was about. I followed him on Twitter and had had great things about his fifth novel – The Humans – but it was Reasons to Stay Alive that i bought on a recent trip to my local Waterstones. Depression and mental illness is […]

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Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling

As soon as I finished Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, I was desperate to read the next installment, and unable to source one to borrow, on a particularly dismal evening last week, I visited my local Waterstones in Clapham to get my next Harry Potter fix. Having been plagued by man-flu since running my […]

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