Feel Good Reads

American humourist P.J. O'Rourke once said, "Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." But sometimes we simply feel like reading something other than all those worthy and impressive literary award winners - something lighter but still well-written, something wonderfully witty which makes us laugh out loud, or maybe just a cracking good adventure. So for all of you who wander in and tell us that you're looking for something different to read, but you don't really know what you want; or who need something for a friend in hospital; or a book to take on holiday; or just something to escape from the grimness of the nightly news - we are delighted to present a new area in our bookshop entitled "Feel-Good Reads."


Titles include both fiction and non-fiction options - beloved classics from P.G. Wodehouse, Barbara Pym, and Nancy Mitford; hilarious travel narratives from Bill Bryson; amusing essays from David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs; modern Australian classics from John Clarke, Shane Maloney, and Thea Astley; plus many more from Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions to Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole series; from Alexander McCall-Smith's warm and witty Scottish tales to Paul Carter's gripping and often hilarious true-life adventures.

We will also be promoting Feel-Good Friday where we will feature a chosen title from these shelves and posting on facebook, twitter and instagram so keep an eye out for your next great read. 


Category:

 Feel Good Non-fiction

Reading Level:3 Biography

All roads lead home.'After my knighthood was announced,a woman from the BBC came toGlasgow to interview me. We satdown in a lovely hotel in a nice partof town, and she hit me with her firstquestion- "This must mean a lot toyou, with y... read more

Made in Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country
$35.00(AUD) inc GST
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 Feel Good Non-fiction

Series:Picador Classic
Reading Level:very good

With an introduction by P. J. O'Rourke 'Do not read this book in public. You will risk severe internal injuries from trying to suppress your laughter.' Sunday Times I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second Worl... read more

Unreliable Memoirs: Picador Classic
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
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 Feel Good Fiction

From the author of Mr Chen's Emporium comes a quirky and heartwarming tale about finding your true place in the world, set against the backdrop of a weekly trivia competition. 'Trivia is a serious business, not a social occasion' Kevin Dwyer, the 'trivia man' Dubbed 'brainbox' by ... read more

Trivia Man
$32.99(AUD) inc GST
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A BEAUTIFUL NOVEL ABOUT LATE LOVE AND SECOND CHANCES
Full of grace and humanity' Sunday Times ************************************************ When Tina Hopgood writes a letter of regret to a man she has never met, ... read more

Meet Me at the Museum: Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2018
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
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 Feel Good Fiction

Series:Popular Penguins

In the years following the First World War a new generation emerges, wistful and vulnerable beneath the glitter. The Bright Young Things of twenties Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their hedonistic whims and vile bodie... read more

Vile Bodies (Popular Penguin)
$12.99(AUD) inc GST
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 Feel Good Fiction

Reading Level:1 Fiction

Funny, charming and captivating, with a plot within a plot, and a girl who is looking for love in all the wrong places.
Vanessa Rooney is a thirty-something dental hygienist who finds herself a single mum with a hole in her heart where her husband had been.
Somehow she fi... read more

Losing the Plot
$29.99(AUD) inc GST
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A moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and friendship, for anyone who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Keeper of Lost Things and Three Things About Elsie.
It's never too late to grow old disgracefully...
The li... read more

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village
$29.99(AUD) inc GST
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 Feel Good Fiction

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Various Pets Alive and Dead
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
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 Feel Good Fiction

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HILAIRE BELLOC'P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection'Julian FellowesWeekend Wodehouse - required reading at countr... read more

Weekend Wodehouse
$14.99(AUD) inc GST
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 Feel Good Fiction

From the Booker Prize-winner of 'Offshore' comes this entertaining tale of a chaotic stage school and its singular headmistress. With a new introduction by Simon Callow. It is the 1960s, in London's West End, and Freddie is the formidable proprietress of the Temple Stage School.... read more

At Freddie's
$24.99(AUD) inc GST
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 Feel Good Fiction

When James Rogers is ninety-three minutes late to farewell his mother on her deathbed, he's riddled with guilt. To make up for that missed final conversation - and in the hopes of impressing beautiful nurse Sophie - he engages in some good-willed acts of deception- posing as the... read more

The Good Son
$29.99(AUD) inc GST
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