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Bedtime stories for stressed out adults : tales to soothe tired souls


The literary equivalent to a comforting bath before bed, this beautiful anthology of short tales and poems will calm and restore an anxious mind before sleep. A good night's sleep is fundamental to our well being and our health, yet in our busy world, dominated by screens, and juggling the demands of home and work, our sleep is often poor and overlooked. Now is the time to stop a while, and be reminded that while memories of bedtime stories as children may be distant, the comfort to be found in disappearing into a good story never goes away. Whether you love classic short stories by authors like Oscar Wilde, Guy de Maupassant or Katherine Mansfield, or fairy tales from distant shores, or poetry that reminds you of the joyful things in life, this carefully curated book is aimed at soothing the frazzled grown-up mind and preparing you for a good night's sleep. So switch off, snuggle down and allow yourself to escape into new worlds and old; magical, mysterious and tender realms that will accompany you to your own sweet dreams.

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Other Authors: Mangan, Lucy.


  • 9781473695917
  • 9781473695900
  • 1473695910
  • 1473695902

Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm

Notes: Included index.


  • Introduction
  • The gift of the Magi / O. Henry
  • The mouse / Saki
  • East of the sun, west of the moon / Andrew Lang
  • Wanderer's night song / Goeth
  • The selfish giant / Oscar Wilde
  • A pair of silk stockings / Kate Chopin
  • The aunt and Amabel / E. Nesbit
  • Moon song / Mildred Plew Meigs
  • The wind in the willows / Kenneth Grahame
  • A portrait / Guy de Maupassant
  • The golden windows / Laura E. Richards
  • To sleep / William Wordsworth
  • The diary of a nobody / George and Weedon Grossmith
  • The drwing of the sowrd / Andrew Lang
  • The tiredness of Rosabel / Katherine Mansfield
  • Clouds / Christina Rossetti
  • The beauties / Anton Chekhov
  • Alice in Wonderland / Lewis Carroll
  • Kew Gardens / Virginia Woolf
  • The legend of O'Donoghue / T. Crofton Croker
  • Wynken, Blynken and Nod / Eugine Field
  • Xingu / Edith Wharton
  • Heidi / Johanna Spyri
  • From 'Baxxahanalia / Matthew AZrnold
  • Three questions / Leo Tolstoy
  • Far away and long ago / W. H. Hudson
  • Anne of Green Gables / L. M. Montgomery
  • Night / William Blake
  • 'Meadow thoughts' / Richard Jefferies / Glorie de Dijon / D. H. Lawrence
  • The secret garden / Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The spinner and the monks / D. H. Lawrence
  • From 'Amanda' / Nathaniel Hookes.

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