during this groundbreaking anthology, Ben Holden, editor of the bestselling Poems That Make Grown males Cry, demanding situations how we predict approximately lifestyles, a 3rd of that's spent asleep. He deftly explores not just the technological know-how of sleep but in addition why we forever inform tales – even to ourselves, as we dream.
Holden combines his personal illuminating storytelling with a treasure trove of undying classics and modern gemstones. Poems and brief tales, fairy stories 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 jointly to copy the adventure of a unmarried night’s sleep.
a few of today’s maximum storytellers show their number of the fitting grown-up bedtime tale: writers similar to Margaret Drabble, Ken Follett, Tessa Hadley, Robert Macfarlane, Patrick Ness, Tony Robinson and Warsan Shire.
Fold away your computing device and close down your cellphone. Curl up and crash out with the final word bedside ebook, one you’ll go back to repeatedly. jam-packed with laughter and tears, moonlight and magic, Bedtime tales for Grown-ups joyfully offers the dream strategy to finish the day – and start the evening . . .