Readers Corner

Books We're Recommending

The idea behind Readers Corner is to provide a curated list of books related primarily to health and well being but occasionally reaching into other areas which may be of interest to our patients.

This section will change over time.

All books in this list have been read and put forward by a member of the Royal Primary Care Team.


 I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That. Ben Goldacre. ISBN 9780007462483. Publisher: Fourth Estate. Publication date: 20 Oct 2014.

Explains why your treatment wont be changed by what you read in the paper! 

Bad Pharma. Ben Goldacre. ISBN: 9780007498086. Publisher: Fourth Estate. Publication date: 2013-08-29.

How and why drug companies manipulate politicians, doctors and patients.

Bad Science. Ben Goldacre. ISBN: 9780007284870. Imprint: Harper Perennial. Publication date: 2009-04-02.

A humorously written take down of quackery and bunkum peddled in the name of health and wellbeing.

The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness. Prof Steve Peters. Publisher: Ebury Publishing. ISBN: 9780091935580.

Steve Peters is a Psychiatrist who taught at Sheffield Medical School and went on to be involved in performance management of elite sportsmen. This book gives a useful insight into how the human brain works and how to train it to work better for you.

My Hidden Chimp. Prof Steve Peters. Publisher: Studio PRess. ISBN:9781787413719 .

Steve Peters explains how our brains workings can be trained and how to make a childs "chimp" be a healthier chimp! Its a book for children and adults alike. Particularly useful if you work with children or are a parent struggling with child or teenager.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Yuval Noah Harari. Publisher: Vintage Publishing. ISBN: 9780099590088.

A look at where humanity has come from…….

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Yuval Noah Harari. Publisher: Vintage Publishing. ISBN: 9781910701874

And where humanity might be headed…