Reading List

Here you will find a compilation of books that have been written either by friends and aquaintances of Holly Maxwell Boydell, the Author of The Holly Tree Tales, or have special significance / connection and are thus on this Reading List.

In many cases, the books listed here will have had influence within or upon the ‘story’ that unfolds throughout The Holly Tree Tales back story and blog.

Books and authors featured are currently listed in no particular order.  Do scroll all the way through and enjoy what you find!

Click on the links* that are provided, to find out more about the books mentioned and to place your orders online.

* Please note that additional books and links are always being added.

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Introducing more Authors and their books …

NEIL FRANCIS

Changing Course

This is the book that introduced me to Neil Francis, when we met at a book festival on our mutual journeys back to wellness. I am honoured to call Neil a friend.




‘Inspiration, Ideas and Insights for Starting Again From the CEO Who Became a Caddie’, after suffering a debilitating stroke … and then made an amazing ‘come back’, inspiring many in the process!!
UK:     https://amzn.to/2XaPNm6
USA:   https://amzn.to/2Xb4NAh

Neil Francis has gone on to produce several more insightful and inspiring books, this being his second one:

The Entrepreneur’s Book
The crucial ‘why’ questions that determine success (Concise Advice)
UK:     https://amzn.to/2Yl9TeI
USA:   https://amzn.to/2xnWKFC

 

DANIEL P GREGORY

This book is newly published and has fascinatingly timely connections between farming, organics and architecture at a time when sustainability is a key consideration for land owners everywhere.

 

RYAN LEVESQUE

Choose    
The single most important decision, before starting your business.
UK:    https://amzn.to/2IXkMhm
USA:  https://amzn.to/2JAqpmj

Ask
UK:    https://amzn.to/2Ys3aji
USA:  https://amzn.to/2Xd2T74

 

JOHN ASSARAF

Innercise     
The New Science to Unlock Your Brain’s Hidden Power
UK:    https://amzn.to/2RLtMsF
USA:  https://amzn.to/2ZyrDUW

The Answer
Your Guide to Achieving Financial Freedom and Living an Extraordinary Life
UK:   https://amzn.to/2LmcO38
USA: https://amzn.to/2Xb1A3C

Having It All
Achieving Your Life’s Goals and Dreams
UK:    https://amzn.to/2YlpbQt
USA:  https://amzn.to/2XHNcUM

Dr CAROLINE LEAF

Think, Learn, Succeed   
UK:    https://amzn.to/2IZFn4V
USA:  https://amzn.to/2xuU9dr

Switch On Your Brain:
The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health
UK:    https://amzn.to/2Xhj5nS
USA:  https://amzn.to/2XHV20E

Think and Eat Yourself Smart:
A Neuroscientific Approach to a Sharper Mind and Healthier Life
UK:    https://amzn.to/2Xm2YWk
USA:  https://amzn.to/2xi3ll6

The Perfect You
UK:    https://amzn.to/2LqLr81
USA:  https://amzn.to/2XiewJO

 

MARK ROBERT WALDMAN

NeuroWisdom
UK:   https://amzn.to/2JcMoy1
USA: https://amzn.to/2XcAERd

Written by Mark Robert Waldman and Chris Manning, two researchers who present over thirty brain exercises to help readers generate happiness and success, in business and in life.

“This remarkable book translates state-of-the art neuroscience into practical techniques that rapidly promote personal transformation. If you want to double your happiness and your income, start using these powerful brain-changing exercises today!” ~ John Assaraf, New York Times bestselling author and CEO of NeuroGym.

 

RUSTY LABUSCHAGNE

It is an honour and a privilege to be a friend of Rusty Labuschagne, whose story is a revelation.

Beating Chains
This is the story of one courageous and hugely inspirational man, who was unfairly imprisoned in Africa and extremely cruelly treated.  Rusty Labuschagne survived brutal treatment, solitary confinement, and came out of his horrific ten year ordeal with a heart ready to forgive his captors.  The story is powerful, confronting, heart breaking, inspirational and filled with hope for humanity.

There is a DVD available too.

Order directly from Rusty’s website www.beatingchains.com *
or via Amazon.

*Please mention that you heard about this from Holly Maxwell Boydell, via The Holly Tree Tales. Thank you!

 

ANNA MERYT

I have known the Author, Anna Meryt, since my childhood. We met in Africa, where I was born and grew up, when she and her husband and eldest daughter were living in Cape Town.

How to Write A Story From Your Life
UK:     https://amzn.to/2Lr9X96
USA:   https://amzn.to/2XiDmti

A Hippopotamus At The Table
A true story of a journey to a new life in Cape Town, South Africa in 1975
UK:    https://amzn.to/2X8bt2c
USA:  https://amzn.to/2xlEq02

CATHERINE DE VRYE

Visit the Author’s own website, to view her work at www.greatmotivation.com

Hot Lemon and Honey
UK:     https://amzn.to/2JdjJc5
USA:   https://amzn.to/2XFLWl6

Hope Happens
UK:    https://amzn.to/2YizAMS
USA:  https://amzn.to/2Jfvq1Z

The Gift of Nature
UK:    https://amzn.to/2IZEo4J
USA:  https://amzn.to/2RLBUtb

CYNTHIA GARRETT

Prodigal Daughter
A Journey Home To Identity
UK:    https://amzn.to/2Yk8G7v
USA:  https://amzn.to/2XeMb7j

 

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

The Power of Positive Thinking
UK:    https://amzn.to/2RKlgKE
USA:  https://amzn.to/2JaBUPy

 

RICHARD DEMARCO

Richard Demarco is a very dear friend and is known for his incredible support for others, most especially in the arts and the architecture world. He has an impressive and substantial Archive, which is priceless and of significant historic and artistic importance.

Richard Demarco: A Life In Pictures
UK:   https://amzn.to/2IYRfnN
USA: https://amzn.to/2FGaY9C

The Road To Meikle Seigge
One of the ‘stories’ that Richard is most known for.

Richard Demarco & Joseph Beuys: A Unique Partnership
One of Richard’s most special and noted friendships was with the acclaimed artist, Joseph Beuys. This book highlights some of their story, as friends and collaborators.

More about Richard Demarco on my blog: https://thehollytreetales.com/?s=Richard+Demarco

AR BERNARD

Four Things Women Want From A Man
UK:    https://amzn.to/2J1IxF0
USA:  https://amzn.to/2Xk1ege

JOYCE MEYER

Battlefield Of The Mind
If you struggle with negative thoughts, take heart! The Battlefield of the Mind Bible will help you win these all-important battles through clear, practical application of God’s Word to your life, to assist you in Winning the Battle of Your Mind. There are other books by Joyce Meyer on this subject, as well.

TD JAKES

Soar! Build Your Vision From The Ground Up

CRAIG BARTHOLOMEW STRYDOM and STEPHEN ‘SUGAR’ SEGERMAN

Author, Craig Bartholomew Strydom, is married to my cousin. He is one of the key people who helped to find Rodriguez. This is a very special story. The synchronicity and the connections are incredible.

Sugar Man: The Life, Death and Resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez


PATRICE NEWELL

Patrice Newell and I have known each other since we did business together in the early part of the 2000s. I was in Australia and we met during the time that I was building “The Holly Tree” business there, specialising in organic, healthful and natural products.

Ten Thousand Acres:
A Love Story

The Olive Grove
An exhilarating account of leaving the city for life on the land

The River
by the best-selling author of The Olive Grove

PATRICE NEWELL and Simon Griffiths

Tree To Table:
Cooking with Australian Olive Oil

ROBERT McKEE

I attended one of Robert McKee‘s weekend seminars in London, during the latter part of 1989 / early 1990 (cannot quite recall), on screenwriting. We studied the “Casablanca” film script and filming technique. Memorably, John Cleese was a fellow ‘student’ at the event. I remember it as a very special weekend and highly enlightening, enlivening and informative.

Some of Robert McKee’s books:

Story
Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

Storynomics:
Story-Driven Marketing in the Post-Advertising World

INDIA HICKS

I learnt recently, while watching an interview that my Aunt had shared with me, that India Hicks has written several books.

What I also learnt, at the end of my schooling years, once I had turned eighteen in 1980 and met my father and immediate family on his side, is that I am descended from the Mountbattens. Our connection is distant, but I am also related to Edwina Mountbatten, who is India Hicks’ grandmother. The synchronicity and the stories are incredible.

India Hicks‘ latest book is called An Entertaining Story. It promises to be just that!


 

💜    SOME OTHER BOOKS THAT I’M EXCITED TO TELL MY READERS ABOUT   💜

Dr Joan Rosenberg’s latest book about “How to turn difficult feelings into rock-solid Confidence”:
90 Seconds to a Life You Love and was published in February 2019.

90 Seconds To A Life You Love by Dr Joan Rosenberg

Richard & Charly Jaffe‘s new book on business:
Turning Crisis Into Success
published February 2019

There are many more authors and their books to follow in this Reading List, including the writings of:

Remember to pop back from time to time.

Happy reading!

Holly x

PS. My first book is available here: https://thehollytreetales.com/my-books/

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