Sheldon Press’s New Titles: May 2017

Following on from our brilliant April title, Dr Jane McGregor’s Coping with Aggressive Behaviour, Sheldon Press is delighted to reveal all the information you need to get to know our May releases.

First u9781847094537p is Understanding Hoarding by expert declutterer and Director of Hoarding Disorders UK CIC, Jo Cooke.

Compulsive hoarding can make life a misery, affecting health, well-being and lifestyle, and posing a significant risk of fire, illness, infestation and other dangers. Hoarding touches the whole family and, in extreme cases, impinges on basic freedoms, such as space in which to eat, do paperwork or even sleep. Packed with practical advice, Understanding Hoarding aims to help those with hoarding difficulties and those who live with them. It is also a useful resource for friends and professionals. Topics include: what hoarding is; what triggers hoarding; why an intensive clear-out doesn’t work; decluttering tips and tricks; how to help a hoarder; where your stuff goes; therapies and resources; what the professionals say; hoarders; stories.

The hoarder’s journey can be a long and complex one but, in this useful book, expert Jo Cooke says that it is possible to take control of your life and your stuff.


Our second May release is Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults by Dr Luke Beardon.

Autism is still persistently viewed as a disorder or impairment, but this concept needs to be challenged. Written by a university lecturer with decades of experience in the field, this helpful book presents an up-to-date overview of autism and Asperger Syndrome. Dr Luke Beardon examines aspects of adult life, including further and higher education, employment, dating and parenthood, and what they mean for autistic people. Topics include: terminology and what’s preferred; diagnosis and related issues; tips for undiagnosed adults; understanding the impact of autism on the individual; sensory issues; transition into adulthood; friendships and intimate relationships; the criminal justice system – what happens when autistic people break the law.

In this sensitive and insightful book, Dr Luke Beardon tackles myths and stereotypes about autism, and clearly explains its implications in adulthood.

Our may releases are out now and available to buy from Books etc. 



The Sheldon Press April Release

Sheldon Press is delighted to be publishing a book by Dr Jane McGregor, on the 20th of April 2017, which invites readers to consider how they cope with aggressive behavior.


The following comes from the back cover of this beautifully designed, medically informed book:

Aggression is a complex issue, not least because what one person sees as an acceptable form of expressing anger or frustration may be seen by others as an aggressive act. This practical book explores the difference between positive and pathological expressions of anger, and explains how to transform your approach to dealing with aggression, both yours and other people’s. Packed full of strategies for handling relations with others, it will help transform your dealings with aggressors as you go about everyday life. 

Topics discussed include:
– the nature of anger
– passive aggression and how to recognise it
– covert aggression
– open aggression and outright hostility
– cyber and online bullying
– useful conversational gambits
– empathy and why our culture needs it

Coping with Aggressive Behaviour is available to preorder now via Amazon, in both paperback and Kindle editions!

Try out this FODMAP-friendly Spaghetti Bolognese recipe (IBS Awareness Month)

Irritable bowel syndrom (IBS) is a disorder of the function of the bowel. It is a very common condition that can affect anyone, although women are twice as likely as men to suffer. In her book, Dr Dawn’s Guide to Healthy Eating for IBSDr Dawn Harper says that IBS ‘affects as many as one in five of us and can occur at any age, but most people first notice symptoms in their twenties or thirties and often people find that symptoms improve in later life.’ 

To mark IBS Awareness Month this April we’re sharing one of the recipes by dietitian Azmina Govindji from Dr Dawn’s book since knowing what to eat can be a real struggle for people with IBS. Filled with effective tips and suggestions, Dr Dawn’s Guide to Healthy Eating for IBS can help you to enjoy your food again if you are affected by IBS. 

We hope you enjoy this family- and FODMAP-friendly recipe.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Prep 10 mins. Cook 35 mins. Serves 4

  • 1½ tbsp of garlic-infused oil
  • 1 tsp asafoetida powder
  • 500 g of lean minced beef, lamb or
  • 1 Maggi beef stock pot or Knorr
  • Mixed Herbs Flavour Pot (see Box,
    page 45)
  • Splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1–2 tsp of herbs of choice e.g.
  • dried oregano, mixed herbs or
  • 400 g can of chopped tomatoes
  • Coarse black pepper
  • 25 g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 300 g dried ‘free from’
  • Bacon rashers, finely sliced

Heat 1½ tbsp of garlic-infused oil and if you wish, add 1 tsp asafoetida powder along with 500 g of lean minced beef, lamb or turkey. Brown the mince over a low heat for 3–4 minutes. Add the stock or Flavour Pot, a splash of Worcestershire sauce, 1 large finely chopped carrot and 2 sticks of finely chopped celery. Stir-fry to blend the ingredients together. Add 2 tbsp of tomato paste and a teaspoon of herbs of your choice e.g. dried oregano, mixed herbs or basil. Stir for a few minutes on a medium heat. Add the tin of chopped tomatoes with the juices. Season, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the ‘free from’ spaghetti until al dente. Serve the cooked Bolognese mince on top of a bed of spaghetti and sprinkle with a handful of grated Parmesan. For an enhanced meat flavour, you could also add a couple of finely sliced bacon rashers while the mince is browning.


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Cover: Dr Dawn’s Guide to Healthy Eating for IBS

Dr Dawn’s Guide to Healthy Eating for IBS is now available