Three Insightful Books to Get Stuck Into
Bury yourself in books this winter
-The Beautiful Game and the Ugly Truth-
An insightful read investigating the tragic link between professional football and dementia. Twenty years after the tragic passing of West Bromwich Albion’s Jeff Astle, Dr Willie Stewart’s groundbreaking FIELD study found former footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely than the general population to die of a neurodegenerative disease. Is this outcome inevitable or could we be doing more?
-The Octopus Man-
A story about family, friendship and mental health. The Octopus Man follows Tom, a brilliant law student drowning in the broken British mental health system, talking incessantly to a voice no one else can hear – Malamock the Octopus God. To silence Malamock Tom takes part in an experimental drug trial, but what happens when a man challenges the power of a God?
-The Escape Artist-
In 1944, 19-year-old Rudolf Vrba and inmate Fred Wetzler became the first Jews to escape Auschwitz. The driving ambition of their escape to freedom was how they must tell the world their story, detailing the horrors of the Nazi industrial murder machine so that the allies could act and stop further unimaginable suffering. The Escape Artist follows their story, and the information they obtained, which would go on to save more than 200,000 lives.
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