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Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups By Ben Holden

Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups
by Ben Holden

The ultimate 'bedside book', an anthology of poems, stories, letters to read in anticipation of a good night's sleep

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Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups Summary


There are few more precious routines than that of the bedtime story. So why do we discard this invaluable ritual as grown-ups to the detriment of our well-being and good health?<br /> In this groundbreaking anthology, Ben Holden, editor of the bestselling <i>Poems That Make Grown Men Cry</i>, challenges how we think about life, a third of which is spent asleep. He deftly explores not only the science of sleep but also why we endlessly tell stories - even to ourselves, as we dream.<br /> Holden combines his own illuminating storytelling with a treasure trove of timeless classics and contemporary gems. Poems and short stories, fairy tales and fables, reveries and nocturnes - from William Shakespeare to Haruki Murakami, Charles Dickens to Roald Dahl, Rabindranath Tagore to Nora Ephron, Vladimir Nabokov to Neil Gaiman - are all woven together to replicate the journey of a single night's sleep.<br /> Some of today's greatest storytellers reveal their choice of the ideal grown-up bedtime story: writers such as Margaret Drabble, Ken Follett, Tessa Hadley, Robert Macfarlane, Patrick Ness, Tony Robinson and Warsan Shire.<br /> Fold away your laptop and shut down your mobile phone. Curl up and crash out with the ultimate bedside book, one you'll return to again and again. Full of laughter and tears, moonlight and magic<i>, </i><i>Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups</i> joyfully provides the dream way to end the day - and begin the night . . .

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GOR007777801
Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups
Ben Holden
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
2016-10-01
528
1471153754
9781471153754
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.