Whether the families in novels were doing well or badly, it’s interesting to see how characters react to certain situations like sibling rivalry, loss of a parent, depression, abuse, teenage pregnancy and how they interact with other family members and their friendship groups. Anne Coates suggests some novels which explore various parenting issues.
Makes for mini folks: 25 projects for the little people in your life by Lisa Stickley, reviewed by Christine Mayle
Lonely Planet Paris – 24 hours and 250 photos in one city photographed by River Thomson with captions written by Nicola Williams.
In preparation for her holiday in Italy, Anne Coates has found inspiration in Experience Italy from Lonely Planet.
Deb Khan and Lisa Unwin – authors of She's Back – share their top tips for returning work after a career break.
In MUMBOSS – a guide to surviving and thriving at work and at home, Vicki Psarias, founder of HonestMum.com, offers sound, practical parenting advice written in a clear accessible language, writes Anne Coates.
Resilient – Find Your Inner Strength by the bestselling author of Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hanson. Anne Coates reviews.
Published on International Women's Day and in time for Mothering Sunday, The Unmumsy Mum Diary in which Sarah Turner shares a year in her life as a mum, blogger, wife, and bestselling author – and reassures all those having a bad parenting day that they are not alone.
In Everyday Healthy Indian Cooking, Manju Malhi offers an at home alternative to the take-away. Anne Coates checked out the recipes.
An essential guide and a great stocking filler: Pocket Beer Book by Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont, reviewed by Anne Coates.
The first two books in the Hannah Weybridge thriller series – Dancers in the Wind and Death's Silent Judgement – written by Anne Coates are now available on audible and we have three sets of vouchers to be won
The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook by Zainab Jagot Ahmed reviewed by Naomi Mckerl.