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The perfect stocking filler: The Little Book of Humanism

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With Christmas just around the corner, people around the UK are preparing to come together with the people they love, in whatever way that might be, to show their appreciation of  one another and exchange gifts. The Little Book of Humanism – a Sunday Times bestseller – is the perfect gift to share. 

Within days of its publication The Little Book of Humanism – co-written by Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson – became a storming success, selling out across all major retailers and becoming a Sunday Times bestseller in its first week. Now on its sixth reprint, the book has sold nearly 20,000 copies, selling as far afield as South Africa, Sweden, and Singapore.

A treasure trove of inspirational and uplifting quotes, stories, and illustrations taken from some of humanism’s greatest thinkers, The Little Book of Humanism is the perfect stocking filler for anyone who wishes to reflect on how to live well, be good, or otherwise navigate their way through life’s difficulties.

Co-author Andrew Copson commented:

‘The quotes, stories, and illustrations within The Little Book of Humanism have a universal and timeless appeal. Seeing the positive ripple it has created and the popularity of the book among new audiences has been fantastic. In a season of goodwill there could be no better gift!’

The book can be purchased from Waterstones, Amazon, Blackwell’s, and all good bookshops, with both hardback and eBook available at £7.99 RRP. It is published by Piatkus Books, an imprint of Little, Brown. Author royalties from the book go towards supporting the work of Humanists UK.


For further comment or information, please contact Humanists UK Director of Public Affairs and Policy Richy Thompson at or phone 020 7324 3072 or 07534 248 596.

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