Polly Fielding is an author and artist currently based in Lincoln, England. Polly writes books about her personal experiences, from serious topics such as her turbulent adoptive and abusive childhood, to more light hearted subjects such as how not to buy an apartment in Paris and how to follow the 5:2 Diet.
Polly also enjoys creating artwork using pastels and gouache, an opaque watercolour. You can view her work and more information about her background on her website, pollyfielding.com.
This book contains quotations from a wide cross-section of people past and present, on the theme of this most precious of human attributes. Reading them will help you to understand the true nature of compassion and, undoubtedly, help to confirm or restore your faith in human nature.
Mindfulness - the ability to live fully in each moment - is, in essence, a simple concept and one that is essential to really appreciate and live life to the full. This is a book to dip into mindfully: keep it by your bedside and choose a quote to meditate on as you drift off to sleep. Or select one in the morning to reflect on during your day.
This book encompasses many of the best moments of Jeremy Paxman’s career to date as a journalist and presenter, including transcripts from his most memorable interviews, particularly the ones on BBC2 television's Newsnight.