A ‘Reading for Wellbeing’ recommended read!
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Persuasion has been my favourite book of all time for some years now, and never fails to cheer me up if I am feeling miserable or overwhelmed, no matter how many times I re-read it. The novel documents the life of our heroine, Anne Elliot. Anne has lost the only man she ever loved, and who might have taken her away from her terrible family, and her situation seems hopeless.
Persuasion takes us on a journey from despair to happiness, from loneliness to love. I think you can hardly ask any more from a novel than that – it’s a real literary antidepressant.