Books of the Month
Our recommended reads for this month
Welcome to the first book page on Delia Online, each of the five books featured here can also be won in our competition, just click on the link at the bottom to enter.
To start us off we have chosen the latest book from Michael Rosen; Getting Better is his account of facing chronic illness and the loss of a child, and how anyone who is feeling lost and out of their depth will see joy and hope in the future. Michael investigates the road to recovery, showing how we can live again, and how we can be happy both during and after the darkest times of our lives. It's also uplifting, and shows that even in the darkest of times we can continue to function, find joy and move forward. Getting Better is an essential handbook for anyone who has loved and lost or struggled and survived. Getting Better is released on 2/2/23 in Hardback, Ebook and Audio Download. RRP £16.99; Pre-Order Here
Life in Her Hands by Averil Mansfield tells her own story of becoming a female surgeon in the early 1970's, when only 2 per cent of her colleagues were women. A modern day pioneer, Averil knew at the age of eight that becoming a qualified doctor was only going to be part of her story. Determined to go much further and work as a surgeon, she finally realised her dream in 1972. She then proved herself even more than capable when after an operating career she went on to become the UK's first ever female professor of surgery. Averil's story shines light on a world that has changed beyond measure, but which - as she shows through her experiences - still has a long way to go for the women finding their place within it. Life in Her Hands is released on 23/2/23 in Hardback, Ebook and Audio Download. RRP £20; Pre-Order Here
The Gold by Neil Forsyth and Thomas Turner is a difinitive account of the Brink's-Mat robbery. In 1983 an armed gang broke into the security warehouse expecting to get away with a decent stash of cash; what they found instead was gold bullion worth £26 million. Not only did the gang pull of the largest robbery in world history they unwitttingly set off an extraordinary decades-long chain of events, including the birth of international money laundering, provided the dirty money to fuel a London property boom, changed British policing and sparked a series of violent murders lasting to 2015. The Gold is released on 16/2/23 in Hardback, Ebook and Audio Download. RRP £16.99; Pre-Order Here
Joyrider by Angela Scanlon explores the power of gratitude and shows how focusing on the little positives of life can lead to big changes. Angela's book is an invitation to embrace gratitude, and shows how it connects us with the present. By treating gratitude as your soul's superfood you can focus on what you have rather than worrying about what you don't have. Having the good in your life fully into focus and at the front of your mind and thoughts, Angela shares how you will be able to tap into your own natural resource - joy. And in these unsettled times we all need more joy in our lives! Joyrider is available in Hardback, Ebook and Audio Download. RRP £16.99 Shop Now Here
Unprocessed by Kimberley Wilson a chartered phsychologist, is an eye opener linking what we eat to our mental health. While we know that what we eat affects our body shape, we should also be aware that food and nutrients influence how we feel and behave, and what changes they can make to brain development. Nutrition affects everything from our decision making to aggression and violence and Kimberley's extensive work and research reveals how the food a woman eats when pregnant influences the size of her baby's brain, how we become mean when we are hungry, and how deficiences can change your personality. Unprocessed is released on 22/2/23 in Hardback, Ebook and Audio Download. RRP £22; Pre-Order Here