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The reading cure: how books restored my appetite

The reading cure: how books restored my appetite

Freeman, Laura, author

At the age of 14, Laura Freeman was diagnosed with anorexia. She had seized the one aspect of her life that she seemed able to control, and struck different foods from her diet one by one until she was starving. But even at her lowest point, the one appetite she never lost was her love of reading. As Laura battled her anorexia, she gradually re-discovered how to enjoy food - and life more broadly - through literature. Book by book, meal by meal, Laura developed an appetite and discovered an entire library of reasons to live. 'The Reading Cure' is an inspiring account of hunger and happiness, about addiction, obsession and recovery, and about the way literature and food can restore appetite and renew hope

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018
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Available at Gloucester and Stroud.

  • Gloucester – One available

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    9950101352 Biography 616.852 Adult Non-Fiction Available
  • Stroud – One available

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    9950069262 Health & Wellbeing 616.852 Adult Non-Fiction Available
  • Cheltenham – Earliest copy due back 22nd June

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    9950120527 Biography 616.852 Adult Non-Fiction Due back 22nd June


Statement of responsibility: Laura Freeman
ISBN: 1474604641, 9781474604642
Physical Description: 272 pages ; 23 cm
Subject: Anorexia nervosa Patients Rehabilitation Great Britain.; Freeman, Laura Health.; Food in literature.; Health and Fitness.; Bibliotherapy.; Freeman, Laura Books and reading.; Health and Wellbeing.