Selected Fiction, Biography and Memoir Books

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The Fifth Principle

The Fifth Principle

by Paul Williams

  • Paperback £11.99
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The Fifth Principle is the first of three books that take as their subject aspects of the author's life. This book reflects upon a period between birth and eight years of age; the second book will... (more)

Scum

Scum

by Paul Williams

  • Paperback £11.99

'Scum is a masterfully written book in which Williams, by means of a particularly effective form of fragmentation of language, captures the disjunctive experience of a terrified boy. The life of the... (more)

Conversations on Love

Conversations on Love

by Natasha Lunn

  • Paperback £13.49 (RRP : £14.99 save £1.50)

After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, journalist Natasha Lunn set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. She turned to authors and experts to learn... (more)

A Memoir of the Future: Volumes I,II & III

A Memoir of the Future: Volumes I,II & III

by Wilfred R. Bion

  • Paperback £64.99
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A Memoir of the Future, Bion's unorthodox attempt to cast psychoanalytic speculation in fictional form, is composed of three semi-autobiographical novels: The Dream (1975), The Past Presented (1977),... (more)

Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

by Irvin D. Yalom

  • Hardback £20.00

'I was born in Washington, DC, June 13, 1931, of parents who immigrated from Russia shortly after the first world war. Home was the inner city of Washington - a small apartment atop my parents'... (more)

War Memoirs 1917-1919: Second Edition

War Memoirs 1917-1919: Second Edition

by Wilfred R. Bion

  • Paperback £36.99

Bion's War Memoirs is perhaps the most exceptional piece of autobiography yet written by a psychoanalyst. The first section of the book is documentary, consisting of the entire text of the diaries... (more)

Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £10.99

Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud - Freud up until the age of fifty - that incorporates all of Freud's many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological... (more)

All My Sins Remembered: Another Part of a Life & The Other Side of Genius: Family Letters

All My Sins Remembered: Another Part of a Life & The Other Side of Genius: Family Letters

by Wilfred R. Bion

  • Paperback £44.99

All My Sins Remembered is the continuation of Wilfred Bion's autobiography, The Long Week-end. Although it is by no means a full account of his thirty years following the First World War - and he... (more)

The Hands of Gravity and Chance

The Hands of Gravity and Chance

by Thomas Ogden

  • Paperback £12.99

The Hands of Gravity and Chance is a spell-binding story in which parents find themselves promising and then rescinding what they do not have to give. The story opens with the fall of a... (more)

To Call Myself Beloved

To Call Myself Beloved

by Eina McHugh

  • Paperback £11.99

An account of a therapy, told from the patient’s perspective, that offers a fascinating window into the complex intimacy and power of the therapeutic experience, as well as a thought-provoking... (more)

Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy

Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy

by Irvin D. Yalom

  • Paperback £9.99

Love's Executioner offers us the humane and extraordinary insight of renowned psychiatrist Irvin D.Yalom as he looks into the lives of ten of his patients - and through them into the minds of us all.... (more)

A Priest's Affair

A Priest's Affair

by Neville Symington

  • Paperback £18.95

This is the story of a Roman Catholic priest in the grip of a new fanaticism - the bigotry that gripped many priests in the wake of the Second Vatican Council - and of his consequential sudden... (more)

The Long Week-End 1897-1919: Part of a Life

The Long Week-End 1897-1919: Part of a Life

by Wilfred R. Bion

  • Paperback £52.99

The Long Week-End is a reminiscence of the first twenty-one years of Wilfred Bion's life: eight years of childhood in India, ten years at public school in England, and three years in the... (more)

This Will Do…

This Will Do…

by Thomas Ogden

  • Paperback £13.99

Thomas Ogden is internationally recognized as one of the most creative analytic thinkers writing today. In this book he brings his original analytic ideas to life by means of his own method of... (more)

Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp

Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp

by Eddy de Wind

  • Hardback £14.99

Eddy de Wind, a Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, was shipped to Auschwitz with his wife Friedel, whom he had met and married at the Westerbork labour camp in the Netherlands. At Auschwitz, they made it... (more)

The Parts Left Out

The Parts Left Out

by Thomas Ogden

  • Paperback £12.99

“The road out to the Bromfman farm in late August is no different from thousands of other roads to grain farms in Kansas—hard-baked dirt dusted with a fine powder of yellow clay that shifts almost... (more)

The Enchanted Clock: A Novel

The Enchanted Clock: A Novel

by Julia Kristeva

  • Hardback £25.00

In the Palace of Versailles there is a fabulous golden clock, made for Louis XV by the king's engineer, Claude-Simeon Passemant. The astronomical clock shows the phases of the moon and the movements... (more)

Reasons to Stay Alive

Reasons to Stay Alive

by Matt Haig

  • Paperback £9.99

What does it mean to be truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that... (more)

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times

by Barbara Taylor

  • Paperback £9.99

The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system. A Radio 4 Book of The Week Shortlisted For The RBC Taylor Prize. In July 1988, Barbara Taylor,... (more)

Sex Versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein

Sex Versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein

by John Launer

  • Hardback £20.00

Who was Sabina Spielrein? Her dramatic life story is most famous for her notorious affair with Carl Jung. Yet she was a woman who overcame family and psychiatric abuse to become an original thinker... (more)

Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing

Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing

by Lynne Segal

  • Paperback £9.99

A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging. How old am I? Don't ask, don't tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are... (more)

Eden Halt: An Antrim Memoir

Eden Halt: An Antrim Memoir

by Ross Skelton

  • Paperback £12.99
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'We read, as if memory is being assembled in front of us. It is this precision, the beautifully executed detail, that makes Eden Halt a deeply moving memoir.' - Roddy Doyle

Eden Halt describes... (more)

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me

by Ellen Forney

  • Paperback £13.99

A graphic memoir. Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Suffering from (but enjoying) extreme mania, and terrified that medication would cause her to lose... (more)

Couch Tales: Short Stories

Couch Tales: Short Stories

by Roger Kennedy

  • Paperback £18.99

A psychoanalyst sits in his consulting room waiting for the next patient. Thoughts, feelings and anxieties about his own current life begin to assault him. Partly as a way of dealing with the crisis... (more)

Patch Work

Patch Work

by Dorothy Judd

  • Paperback £9.99

Jane, a middle-aged woman with terminal cancer, seeks respite in rural France, and the space to paint, to swim, to eat ripe figs fresh from the tree. She also seeks space from her stale marriage, and... (more)

A Good Enough Mother

A Good Enough Mother

by Bev Thomas

  • Hardback £11.69 (RRP : £12.99 save £1.30)

Dr Ruth Hartland rises to difficult tasks. She is the director of a highly respected trauma therapy unit. She is confident, capable and excellent at her job. Today she is preoccupied by her son Tom's... (more)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

by Mark Haddon

  • Paperback £8.99

This is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths... (more)

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test and the Power of Seeing

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test and the Power of Seeing

by Damion Searls

  • Hardback £20.00

The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test, which has shaped our view of human personality and become a fixture in popular culture. In 1917, working alone in a... (more)

My Dear Ones: One Family and the Final Solution

My Dear Ones: One Family and the Final Solution

by Jonathan Wittenberg

  • Hardback £16.99

A family's story of human tenacity, faith and a race for survival in the face of unspeakable horror and cruelty perpetrated by the Nazi regime against the Jewish people. Growing up in the safety of... (more)

Dad's Not All There Any More: A Comic About Dementia

Dad's Not All There Any More: A Comic About Dementia

by Alex Demetris

  • Paperback £9.99

Louie what? John's dad, Pete, was already diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when he began to have some very strange experiences, not least of which was the little red-haired girl who followed him... (more)

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