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The ECBC Book Club: Matt Haig’s Notes On A Nervous Planet

You know those days when the world seems to be running on high speed around you: the days when your mind is abuzz with all the should and musts and the endless to-dos and you can't keep up? You know those days when you wish there was a universal mute or pause button so you… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Matt Haig’s Notes On A Nervous Planet

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The ECBC Book Club: Robert Webb’s How Not to be A Boy

Toxic masculinity is a topic that thankfully is being addressed more and more in today's society. Male suicide is a concerning issue, and books like this help raise awareness that we have taught men from an early age that they are not allowed to feel anything other than angry. Often men crying are seen as… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Robert Webb’s How Not to be A Boy

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The ECBC Book Club: A Beautiful Place to Die by Samuel Bigglesworth

Here at ECBC we love reading books that not only make us think but make us stop still in our busy lives and allow ourselves to feel. So when we were given the opportunity to read and review Samuel Bigglesworth's new publication 'A Beautiful Place to Die' we put our hands up and yelled YES… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: A Beautiful Place to Die by Samuel Bigglesworth

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The ECBC Book Club x National Poetry Day: the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur

Today is National Poetry Day. Now, I know a lot of people don’t think very much of poetry. Probably scarred by the hours of trawling through the AQA GSCE Anthology, shouting “BUT WHY DOESN’T IT RHYME” at a black-and-white picture of Carol Ann Duffy. However, for me, poetry is a form that is closer to… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club x National Poetry Day: the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur

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#SelfcareSeptember x ECBC Book Club – The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy

During our month of self-care reflection it would be rude not to discuss the wonder that is The Blurt Foundation's CEO Jayne Hardy and her book The Self-Care Project. The Blurt Foundation is an organisation we often talk about (because they are awesome) and I was so excited to find their latest book was included in my… Continue reading #SelfcareSeptember x ECBC Book Club – The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy

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The ECBC Book Club – Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Written by ECBC contributor, Jen Heil, a voracious reader, bookstagrammer, dancer, poet and aspiring novelist.  ***** I have many favourite books. So many that when anyone asks me what my favourite book is I just look at them with a sort of amused disbelief, as if they have asked a mother to choose her favourite child. … Continue reading The ECBC Book Club – Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

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The ECBC Book Club – How to Be Champion by Sarah Millican

Welcome to The ECBC Book Club! Every month we will be sharing a book we have found helpful- whether it has helped to lift us out of a dark place, build up our mental health toolkit, made us laugh or was simply too brilliant not to share. And we want you to get involved too!… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club – How to Be Champion by Sarah Millican