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It’s All In Your Head by Suzanne O’Sullivan

 Source: Library Shortlisted for 2016 Wellcome Book Prize Five words from the blurb: disease, psychosomatic, real, doctors, emotions Stress affects us all. We are aware that we might have a racing heart during an important meeting, but few of us know that it can cause our bodies to react in more extreme ways. Some people can […]

Colorless Tsukuru and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

 Shortlisted for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel Five words from the blurb: friends, school, death, connections, reason Tsukuru is 36, but as a teenager he was part of a group of five friends. One day they stopped talking to him and he felt abandoned. He hasn’t seen […]

Who Will Win the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize?

The Wellcome Prize celebrates the best new books that engage with some aspect of medicine, health or illness. Last year the prize was awarded to Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon, one of the most impressive books I’ve ever read. This year I decided to try the entire shortlist and I’ve been rewarded with a […]

My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel

 Shortlisted for 2015 Wellcome Prize Five words from the blurb: fear, stress, mental, health, research Scott Stossel has spent his entire life battling crippling anxiety. In an effort to understand his condition he has compiled medical research and historical information about a wide range of sufferers; showing how generations of people have dealt with their […]

Do No Harm by Henry Marsh

  Shortlisted for 2015 Wellcome Book Prize and 2014 Costa Biography Award Five words from the blurb: brain, operate, pressures, dilemma, lives Henry Marsh is a neurosurgeon and this book explains what life is like for a man performing dangerous operations on a daily basis. The book is made up of a series of short […]

A Sting in the Tale by Dave Goulson

Shortlisted for 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Five words from the blurb: bumblebee, expert, protect, research, dangers I picked up a copy of this book because the author was planning to talk at my local library. I didn’t have a particular interest in bees, but Dave Goulson is an inspiring man and he’s made […]