STOP PRESS December 2015title
Orion Memoir MMP December 2015 £6.99 320pp 978 1 4091 6489 0 eBook: £6.99 / 978 1 4091 6490 6
GWEN WILSON I Belong to No One Abused, afraid and alone. The shocking true story of a young girl forced to make the ultimate sacrifice for her survival
One woman’s true story of all she lost and how she fought to survive and eventually triumph. Growing up in the 1970s, Gwen Wilson had a tough childhood: illegitimate, fatherless and a mother in and out of psychiatric hospitals. Yet she was a good student, fighting hard for a scholarship and a brighter future. Then she met Colin. Someone to love. But it was the start of a living hell. Rape was just the beginning. By sixteen she was pregnant in a society that didn’t tolerate single mothers. To save her son from the illegitimacy and deprivation she’d grown up with, Gwen married Colin – and then the nightmare seemed inescapable. Gwen was forced to make a decision about her child that would tear her life apart. Gwen Wilson began writing her memoir in her fifties, but she has always been a storyteller. Essentially selfeducated, she has had to fight hard for all she’s achieved in life. After a tough upbringing in the western suburbs of Sydney, Gwen fell into series of traumatic circumstances – all before the age of nineteen.
Location: New South Wales, Australia Available for interview www.gwenwilson.com.au
Orion Non-Fiction • December 2015 / January 2016
Orion Self-help, MBS, Meditation and Mindfulness MMP January £6.99 224pp 978 1 4091 6066 3 eBook: £6.99 / 978 1 4091 6067 0
OLI DOYLE Mindfulness for Life A Six-Week Guide to Inner Peace
The six-week mindfulness plan that will change your life. Take a break from your mind and step into the present moment with Mindfulness for Life. Mindfulness is more than a set of tools to help manage the stresses of life; it’s also about enhancing your overall wellbeing. Mindfulness teacher Oli Doyle shows you how living in the present moment can help in all areas of your life, including work, relationships, family life, creativity, memory and decision-making. The easy-to-follow plan is broken down into six-week segments, with each week focused on a basic mindfulness principle. The Plan is also accompanied by daily online exercises to help your mind work more effectively, and build your confidence. Oli Doyle first started practising mindfulness in 2003, but could only find books by the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist writers. Like many do, he found the task of putting those words into practice difficult, so he set about translating it into everyday language. He now teaches mindfulness workshops and is the author of the bestselling Mindfulness Plain & Simple.
Location: Melbourne, Australia Available for interview peacethroughmindfulness.com.au @PeacMindfulness