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It's a Magical World
A Calvin and Hobbes Collection by Bill Waterstone. Comic Strip. This is my daughter and my favourite bed-time reading - and essential for anyone young or old or sick or healthy. Click here...
 
 
The Power of Compassion
Some easy but profound spiritual reading that I quote a story from in 'The Battersea Park Road to Paradise.' A series of stories and interviews about compassion compiled and edited by Pamela Bloom - just wonderful.  Click here...
 
 
 
 
Peace in Every Step. The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Thich Nhat Hanh. I've read most of Thich Nhat Hanh's books and they never fail to move my consciousness and focus to one of gratitude and the present moment.  This is one of the shorter and simpler ones.  Click here ...
 
 
 
Rumi: Selected Poems 
- Penguin Classic edition. |Poetry/ Philosophy/ Spirituality Apparently Rumi is the world's best selling poet after Shakespeare.  I rather wish the Islamic world read more Rumi and less from the Prophet (May peace be upon him)  Rumi - Islam's most famous mystic keeps the soul alive, and inspires me to celebrate the senses and cook with spices and... well, he makes me think about love. Click here...
 
 
 
Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian
. 600 recipes and ingredients from all over the globe. You can look up say 'chick peas' or 'kidney beans' and find out how they cook them in Mexico or in North India or in Sri Lanka.  Just wonderful. If you only ever buy one cookbook...
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Wild Swans
- Jung Chang. The history of modern China in compelling personal
narrative. Learning about the world can be easy and enjoyable. The most memorable opening of any book and if you've read this you remember how it opens don't you? Click here ...
 
 
 
Unlimited Power
-Anthony Robbins.
And if you only ever buy one self-help book - or have never bought one and wonder what the genre is all about then this is the one. Nothing like having the world's number one motivational speaker always to hand in the corner of your room. If I catch myself feeling depressed I pick this up. It's a kick up the backside extraordinare... Click here... 
 
 
The Art of Sexual Ecstasy;
The Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers.
by Margo Anand. My copy is rather dusty but if you have someone to read it with life is too short not to explore this book. Click here ...
 
 
 
 
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
. If you're looking for a birthday present for someone and you know that they don't have a good quality hardback book of quotations then this is a wonderful gift. I refer to this book more than any other and the on-line quotations services don't come close. Here's a favourite -'I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.' Rev. Sydney Smith 1771 - 1845
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The Optimum Nutrition Handbook
by Patrick Holford. We refer to this book often in my house and following the advice here appears to have radically improved the health of several of our friends.
 
 
 
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