'For Days When the World is Too Much With Us...'

By Poetry Pharmacy

By Poetry Pharmacy

These are books chosen for those days when it’s all too much; when work is taking over our lives, for days when it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning and carry on.

They remind us to stop, even if it’s for only a moment and remember to put things into perspective; to remind us of the essential things of life; of love and friends and family and to ‘sit out in the sun and listen’. 

Anxiety: Meditations on the Anxious Mind

The School of Life

£15.00 £13.95

Phone Detox

The School of Life

£8.00 £7.44

How to Stay Sane

The School of Life and Philippa Perry

£8.99 £8.36

The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul

William Sieghart

£12.99 £12.08

Not us here in Shropshire, but a similar idea...

A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year

Jane McMorland Hunter

£20.00 £18.60

The Art of Not Falling Apart

Christina Patterson

£9.99 £9.29

Zen: The Art of Simple Living

Shunmyo Masuno, Zanna Goldhawk, et al.

£12.99 £12.08

Zen Poems


£10.99 £10.22

A Philosophy of Simple Living

Jerome Brillaud

£14.95 £13.90

Poems to Fix a F**ked Up World

Various Poets

£9.99 £9.29

The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies

Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin

£12.99 £12.08

This Book Will Make You Kinder: An Empathy Handbook

Henry James Garrett

£12.99 £12.08

Intimations: Six Essays

Zadie Smith

£5.99 £5.57

Silence: In the Age of Noise

Erling Kagge

£8.99 £8.36

Psychology for Busy People

Joel (Author) Levy

£9.99 £9.29

How to Deal with Adversity

The School of Life and Christopher Hamilton


We Do Lockdown

Miriam Elia

£8.99 £8.36

A Responsibility to Awe

Rebecca Elson

£12.99 £12.08

The Stubborn Light of Things: A Nature Diary

Melissa Harrison

£14.99 £13.94

Ways of Tuning Your Senses

Stephen Ellcock and Shuku Nishi

£12.99 £12.08

Humankind: A Hopeful History

Rutger Bregman

£20.00 £18.60


Philip Davis and Fiona Magee


Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

Olivia Laing

£20.00 £18.60

Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

Anne Helen Petersen

£14.99 £13.94