The new normal — part 2

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The new normal — part 2.

We have put together a few more books, TV shows and films
to encourage a positive mind and put a smile on everyone's faces.

Enjoy and stay safe

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, narrated by Rosamund Pike

This book is on Audible is a warm retelling of a familiar tale.
It is a truth universally acknowledged...

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

This is 700 pages of friendship, depression and abuse but it's so madly compelling,
we haven't been able to put it down. So not the cheeriest but we would recommend.

This is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

A painfully funny insight into the world of an NHS doctor, this book is an
emotional rollercoaster. You will be sure to laugh and cry in equal measure,
a must-read-book of the 21st Century. Especially during these times.

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

An insightful memoir into the extraordinary growth of Nike and it's founder
Phil Knight. Candid, dry and gutsy, Shoe Dog is one to read.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Long but brilliant and totally worth a listen, such in-depth look at the life of Steve Jobs
and fascinating look into how his mind worked – a total genius and so well written.

The Night Of

Riz Ahmed stars in this gripping whodunnit short series. The story told is one that
affects countless inmates and their families. It's a story of mass incarceration,
and the fragility of innocence and how prison changes the naive.

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

This brilliant retelling of Homer’s epic poem focuses on the cost
of war to women through the story of Briseis, Achilles’ concubine.

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Written and narrated by Patti Smith, if you haven't read it you should,
it's so beautifully written and a great insight into the New York
creative scene in the 60/70's.

We have found this lovely website called which helps
support independent bookstores, at the moment they have a one book
at a time policy... so choose your next book carefully.


Classpass Livestream Yoga

For living room morning yoga, this is great at clearing the mind
and starting the day feeling uplifted and positive.

TV & Film

Curb your enthusiasm

A day in the life of Larry David... It's pretty, pretty good...

Desert Island Discs

This is the perfect time to delve into Desert Island Discs' expansive library
of interviews. What would you take to your desert island...?