- Cider With Rosie - Laurie Lee
- Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
- The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Haroun And The Sea Of Stories - Salmon Rushdie
- The Beach Cafe - Lucy Diamond
- The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde
- Big Stone Gap - Adriana Trigiani
- A Little History Of The World - EH Gombrich
- Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
- The Pursuit Of Love - Nancy Mitford
- Smoke And Mirrors - Neil Gaiman
- A Spot Of Bother - Mark Haddon
- Tackling Life - Charlie Oatway
- Tales Of The City - Armistead Maupin
- That Awkward Age - Roger McGough
- To The Moon And Back - Jill Mansell
- Trouble On The Heath - Terry Jones
- Waterlog - Roger Deakin
- A Winter Book - Tove Jansson
Sitting in our GP's surgery I was pleasantly surprised, nay, delighted to see instead of the usual leaflets regarding head lice, flu, incontinence, various sexually acquired diseases (some of them all too graphic) etc, etc this article about the 'therapeutic' books to be featured as part of the 'BOOKS ON PRESCRIPTION' scheme.
Drawn up by the Reading Agency charity via book groups, this trial scheme, starting in May, allows GP's to 'prescribe' 27 mood-boosting reads (including the ones above) which are stocked at local libraries in the hope that those with mild to moderate mental health conditions will try the books before turning to prescription drugs.
My question being .......
Which feel-good, mood-boosting read would you prescribe?
My list (and funnily enough the ma-in-law's) would have to include .......
Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet In Heaven
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