What ails you ?

Whether you have a stubbed toe or a stubborn case of the blues, within this website you’ll find a cure in the form of a novel – or a combination of novels – to help ease your pain. We have a selection of remedies chosen from our book, The Novel Cure, to give you an idea of what we’re all about, but if you don’t find what you are looking for just visit our surgery and request the answer to your own ailment – we always like a new challenge. You’ll also find advice on how to tackle common reading ailments, such as what to do when you feel overwhelmed by the number of books in the world, or if you have a tendency to give up halfway through. When read at the right moment in your life, a novel can – quite literally – change it, and The Novel Cure is a reminder of that power.




Bring your Christmas ailments to the House of St Barnabas tonight, this 1st day of Advent, to discuss what books you need to survive Christmas, which books to give your relatives as presents, and which books you might need to get through the festive season.
Date & time:
Tuesday 1st December 7.30-9pm 

House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek St

If you would like to come tweet us @thenovelcure or e mail info@thenovelcure.com


  • off to Digne today to talk about bibliotherapy at their hospital, where they have a library & love literary cures. Hope England do same soon
    27 Apr
  • @Jo_Bowers @nina_george we agree that’s a lovely book! very calming and charming too!
    26 Apr
  • @LALADM_red thankyou! On the way now...
    24 Apr
  • @LALADM_red which bit of South Bank is that screen on ? would love to see but lacking time!
    24 Apr
  • Saw Mel Giedroyc as Beatrice at Shakespeare 400 today on the South Bank. She was brilliant.
    23 Apr