Literary Highlights from Stylist Live

With such a wide range of inspirational speakers at Stylist Live 2017, it was always going to be difficult to choose just a selection of their literary offerings. We were just as captivated by these authors on the stage as we were by their insights on the page. With the start of a New Year and the resolutions piling in, what better time to dust down the book shelf and start a new collection of reads for 2018.

So, in no particular order, here are our Stylist Live 2017 book highlights.

Nigella Lawson, At My Table

Our favourite modern day domestic Goddess keeps it simple and fuss free with the latest in her cookbook compendium. At My Table consists of easy-to-make recipes with inspirations from around the world that will keep all your friends and family well fed. – £19.99


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Fearne Cotton, Calm: Working through life’s daily stresses to find a peaceful centre

Veteran TV and radio broadcaster Fearne returns to the page penning a second book, talking honestly about stress and anxiety. Beautifully designed with first-hand accounts, tips and bespoke calming exercises, this book is a must-read for those looking for new techniques for banishing anxiety in 2018. – £13.99


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Jojo Moyes, Still Me

The third book in the Me Before You series, catches up with heroine Louisa Clarke as she starts a new life and new job in New York. Stylist Live 2017 visitors were treated to a preview chapter of the novel leaving us eagerly awaiting its release – fans of the series, you won’t be disappointed! – £14.99

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Reggie Yates, Unseen: My Journey

TV favourite Reggie gives us fascinating behind the camera insights into his career transition: From children’s television presenter to intrepid documentary filmmaker as he explores some of the most dangerous and politically charged places in the world. – £9.49

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Robert Webb, How Not to Be a Boy

A book for the modern man and woman. Robert’s memoir of growing up includes all the awkwardness and teen struggles you’d expect – whilst also offering a deeply personal take on generational expectations of masculinity. – £8.49


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Reni Eddo Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni’s provocative 2014 blog post of the same title was the precursor to this unmissable book. A collection of seven essays that speak bluntly and unapologetically about racism in the modern age. This really is an essential read at a time where understanding and speaking out against racism is everyone’s responsibility. – £13.99

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Catherine Mayer, Attack of The 50 Foot Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World!

Devising a fictional world named Equalia, Catherine illustrates what it might be like if sexism and gender politics just weren’t a thing. (Imagine!) Telling the story of how and why the Women’s Equality Party came to be in existence this book is an insightful and thought-provoking look at some of the most relevant gender issues of today. – £20

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CN Lester, Trans Like Me: A Journey for All of Us

Drawing on the CN’s personal experiences, Trans Like Me: A Journey for All of Us explores contentious gender debates such as pronouns, gender labelling and the treatment of transgender children. An invaluable read as we move towards the possibility of a genderless future… – £20

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Russell Brand, Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

Tackling a dark subject matter in his own illuminating and uniquely entertaining voice, this time round Russell speaks frankly about his battle with drug addiction and his 12-step road to recovery. The vivacious Ruby Wax has said “this book should be read by everyone” – and we simply couldn’t agree more. – £10

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Jasmine Hemsley, East by West

In her first solo cookbook, East by West, Jasmine, offers a unique fusion of ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with mouth-watering English inspired ingredients and recipes. – £20

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Jess Phillips, Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth

Jess’ biography is an honest and humorous portrayal of a young ambitious mother, from ‘humble beginnings’, navigating her way through a career in Westminster. Simply put this is an impassioned, informative and fresh look at feminism and modern British politics. – £14.99

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Last but certainly not least, we couldn’t fail to mention our wonderful poetry contribution from 2017’s Stylist Live’s Poetry Slam. We were lucky enough to hear readings from three hugely talented poets, Nikita, Molly and Vanessa, as well as comedian and poet Samantha. The four books explore themes of personal anguish and life’s big questions – and if the performances at our festival were anything to go by, we recommend stocking up on the tissues for these reads!

Molly Case, Underneath the Roses Where I remembered Everything  – £9.99

Nikita Gill, Wild Embers: Poems of rebellion, fire and beauty – £12.99

Vanessa Kisuule, A Recipe for Sorcery – £9.99

Samantha Baines, Poentry – £6.99


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