It's 11pm. All you've wanted to do all day is sleep. You're overworked, underappreciated, and the only thing that got you out of bed this morning was the thought of getting back in it again. Now, finally, here you are. In bed. On the cusp of sleep, drifting off. Such a relief. For what we are about to receive may the Lord make us truly thankful. But then your mind wanders. Into territory where it should not go. From death to broken lightbulbs. From redundancy to unwritten thank-you letters. The minutes tick by. Oh, God, it's going to be one of those nights. Those nights which seem to go on for ever, when all the cares of the world weigh down on your shoulders...This is a book for anyone who has ever spent a night tossing and turning, worrying about life's worst scenarios. The Insomniac's Guide takes you on a journey that will have you laughing in your sleep (or lack of it).
Ysenda Maxtone-Graham made her name as an interviewer for Harpers & Queen and Tatler. She is the author of The Real Mrs Miniver, about a life of her grandmother Jan Struther which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography of the Year award, and more recently Mr Tibbit's Catholic School, originally a privately commissioned history of a school in South Kensington, which garnered cult following. Kath Walker is renowned for her brilliantly evocative graphic illustrations. She has worked for many prestigious clients including Cadbury, Rolls Royce, Tesco and Sainsburys.