Does fiction really have the power to change our lives for the better?
When author Michael Rosen lost his son, he found inspiration to write again in a poem by Raymond Carver.
Lisa Appignanesi describes how reading fiction helped her deal with bereavement.
How a love of reading helped one woman recover from anorexia.
When Elizabeth Day had a miscarriage, it was the words in a book from 1936 that helped her through it.