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the mind

Challenging Depression & Despair (How To Books 2011)
a series of challenges to rout depression, based on the author’s highly successful no-nonsense training course for the long-term unemployed

The Truth About Stress (Grove Atlantic 2006/2009).
The lid off the ‘stress’ industry offering 440 pages of evidence of harm to public health. Exposé of calming ‘stress management’ – its concept, provenance, theory, practice and science. Shortlisted for MIND 2007 Book of the Year Award

Sportsmen under Stress (Stanley Paul 1986).
Modern spectator sport seen not as a physical skills contest but as a ruthlessly efficient experiment on competitors’ minds. Based on interviews with top sportsmen and selected by John Goodbody as one of The Times’ Sports Books of the Year

Playing On Their Nerves: The Sport Experiment (Stanley Paul 1979) – One of Britain’s first sports psychology books. ‘There is something riveting on most every page’ – Frank Keating, Guardian. ‘Has never been bettered in its field.’ – Clive Everton, snooker broadcaster. Selected for The Good Book Guide.


Marje: The Guilt and the Gingerbread (Little Brown 1993).
Behind the front-page grabbing biography of agony aunt Marje Proops that caused a circulation war between the Sun and the Daily Mirror was a serious study of one of Britain’s most influential socialists

Leading from the Front: The Autobiography of Mike Gatting (MacDonald Queen Anne Press 1988).
The Number One bestselling ‘Gattcatcher’ the TCCB tried to ban and the real reason why he lost the England captaincy. Ghosted but with Pakistan section by AP. ‘A good, rollicking and wholly impolite read’ – Independent

Murder in the Squash Court: The Only Way to Win (Stanley Paul 1982) with Jonah Barrington. ‘One of the most remarkable books every written about squash.’ – The Observer. ‘It will light fires in all who read it.’ – The Times.

Hurricane Higgins Snooker Scrapbook (Souvenir Press 1981),
with Alex Higgins. After a decade of false starts with other collaborators, this was the life of Higgins as told by Higgins


Doggerel: The Moving Memoirs of Rescue Dogs and their Second Lives (Spring Hill 2010) Fifty rescue dog characters in entertaining verse, prose and pictures, with a foreword by Joanna Lumley and celebrity support from Annette Crosbie, Jilly Cooper, Bel Mooney etc. Author’s royalties go to the Association of Dogs’ and Cats’ Homes

Your Natural Dog (Eddison Sadd 1993) The green approach to dog care, with welfare the main priority and homoeopathic vet Tim Couzens providing the medical advice. Survival of the fittest and hybrid vigour compared with unnatural pedigree breeding practices and inbred diseases and deformities. Published the same year in Germany as Der Gesunde Hund.

Sex Tips for Dogs by Randy Barker (Stanley Paul 1988) Incendiary ‘ghosted’ manifesto of the world’s foremost authority on canine sexual politics. Explains how to get out and breed and outnumber human oppressors. Considered ‘in paw taste’ in 1988 but full of memorable characters. ‘Book shops have banned a saucy Kama Sutra for dogs.’ – The Star.

The Mongrel (Popular Dogs 1985) The first-ever care and training guide for Mongrel-owners, with the author, in her capacity as one of the organisers of the original Scruffts, putting the case for nature’s designer dogs. ‘Angela Patmore, sublime author of The Mongrel.’ – Wild About Animals.



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