Books

Seize The Day

Nicholas Albery

'It is better to give than to receive - especially advice.' MARK TWAIN. This book offers 366 tips - some in their own words, some favourite quotations; some maxims of every day life; some pithy, some profound, some philosophical. From poets to philosophers, from psychologists to Members of Parliament, from businessmen to novelists, the range of contributors cuts a wide swathe across all age-groups, professions, political affilitations and social backgrounds. Their chosen tips will make us laugh or shudder, will have resonance or private meaning, and will widen our realms of experience as they tap into favourite dreams, obsessions, aspirations or jokes. Anita Roddick, of the Body Shop, writes in her introduction: "I believe that most of us will find here at least one or two of what the poet William Blake called 'minute particulars', the small and useful details that can make a difference to a person's quality of life."

The New Natural Death Handbook

Nicholas Albery (and others)

Today, an increasing number of people want to organise at least part of a funeral for themselves, without depending on funeral directors.

The New Natural Death Handbook shows you how to do everything from ordering a coffin to hiring a horse-drawn hearse to finding a woodland burial ground (where a tree is planted for each grave instead of having a headstone). It also explains how to arrange a burial on private land and how to set up a woodland burial ground as a business or charity.

Poem For The Day Two

Nicholas Albery

Poem for the Day Two is a repeat of the formula which made Poem for the Day such a well-loved favourite. There are 366 poems (one for each day of the year, and one for leap years), to delight, inspire and excite. Chosen for their magic and memorability, the poems in this anthology are an exultant mix of old and new from across the world, poems to learn by heart and take to heart.

Biography

Poem for the Day was the brainchild of Nicholas Albery, who tragically was killed in a car accident as Poem for the Day Two was getting off the ground. His colleague Stephanie Weinrich has taken over the selection, and royalties will go to Nicholas Albery's charitable foundations, under the banner of the Institute for Social Inventions.