Win a copy of Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups, by Ben Holden!

There are few more precious routines than that of the bedtime story. So why do we discard this invaluable ritual as grown-ups to the detriment of our well-being and good health?

In this groundbreaking anthology, Ben Holden, editor of the bestselling Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, challenges how we think about life, a third of which is spent asleep. He deftly explores not only the science of sleep but also why we endlessly tell stories – even to ourselves, as we dream.

Holden combines his own illuminating storytelling with a treasure trove of timeless classics and contemporary gems. Poems and short stories, fairy tales and fables, reveries and nocturnes – from William Shakespeare to Haruki Murakami, Charles Dickens to Roald Dahl, Rabindranath Tagore to Nora Ephron, Vladimir Nabokov to Neil Gaiman – are all woven together to replicate the journey of a single night’s sleep.

Some of today’s greatest storytellers reveal their choice of the ideal grown-up bedtime story: writers such as Margaret Drabble, Ken Follett, Tessa Hadley, Robert Macfarlane, Patrick Ness, Tony Robinson and Warsan Shire.
Fold away your laptop and shut down your mobile phone. Curl up and crash out with the ultimate bedside book, one you’ll return to again and again. Full of laughter and tears, moonlight and magic,Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups joyfully provides the dream way to end the day – and begin the night . . .


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32 comments… add one
  • Sandra October 10, 2016, 1:20 pm

    This looks like a great book

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  • Garth Johnstone October 10, 2016, 3:54 pm

    That’s an interesting concept for a book.

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  • Marie October 10, 2016, 7:36 pm

    I’d love to read this book – it sounds intriguing.

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  • Elle October 11, 2016, 1:51 pm

    Looks like a fascinating read! 🙂

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  • Kim Webster October 12, 2016, 4:33 am

    Im very keen to read this 😊

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  • lesley McIntosh October 12, 2016, 11:44 am

    What a great idea, love to read this

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  • Helen October 12, 2016, 12:09 pm

    What a delight it would be to read this book …

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  • Eddy Gies October 12, 2016, 8:14 pm

    This sounds different and exciting love to read and experience.

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  • Mons Goodall October 12, 2016, 9:50 pm

    What an awesome title – would love to read it

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  • Michele Meade October 12, 2016, 9:51 pm

    This is such a great sounding book

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  • Leslie Whitehead October 13, 2016, 8:23 am

    Looks like my kinda book…

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  • Judy Thomas October 13, 2016, 3:43 pm

    I would love to read this.

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  • Vicki Olsen October 13, 2016, 4:25 pm

    I’d love to read this book!

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  • palindrome October 13, 2016, 4:47 pm

    Ooooo, pick me – I’m a grown up and I’d love a bedtime story or two!

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  • COURTNEY October 13, 2016, 7:15 pm

    Love the idea, if I don’t win it I’ll be adding it the the Christmas wish list.

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  • Trev October 14, 2016, 5:56 pm

    Love the look of this one.

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  • Jean B October 15, 2016, 5:17 pm

    Sounds interesting, love to read it.

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  • Kristi Meehan October 15, 2016, 5:24 pm

    Looks like an interesting book. Original theme.

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  • Emma Farrant October 16, 2016, 10:32 am

    I would love to read this.

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  • Monique Hodgkinson October 16, 2016, 9:50 pm

    This looks like just my kind of book!

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  • C Lobb October 17, 2016, 9:32 pm

    Sounds like an entertaining read. Will be keeping an eye out in the bookstores x

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  • Jennifer J October 18, 2016, 6:04 pm

    “Fold away your laptop and shut down your mobile phone.” I like the idea of that!

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  • Kristina McGregor October 18, 2016, 10:13 pm

    What a lovely prize! Would love to read this book before I go to bed 🙂

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  • Shani small October 19, 2016, 4:33 pm

    See ya later kindle!!!

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  • Mel October 19, 2016, 8:01 pm

    What a cool idea! Sign me up!

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  • JEAN October 20, 2016, 7:54 pm

    Yes please! Looks great

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  • Mr H October 21, 2016, 2:36 pm

    Who doesn’t love a good bed time story!

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  • Belinda White October 21, 2016, 7:10 pm

    Fantastic reading! Looking forward to trying this one out

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  • Annamarie Dobson October 22, 2016, 4:53 pm

    Can’t wait to read this xx

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  • Anna King October 23, 2016, 12:11 am

    Love it.

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  • MichelleH October 23, 2016, 10:19 am

    Would love to read this, looks fab!

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  • Sue Wilkinson October 23, 2016, 11:45 am

    A very different book,how intriguing.

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