Whether we want it to be a part of our lives or not, noise in modern day society – from the buzzing of our phone to the hum of traffic – is inescapable. Tiddy Rowan, author of The Little Book of Quiet, comes to the rescue with a pocket-sized book, filled with inspirational quotes, advice and simple tricks which can be incorporated into your daily routine to add that much-needed quietness to your life.
10 ways to find quietness in everyday life:
For more from Tiddy Rowan, try The Little Book of Quiet (Quadrille, £5.99)
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