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Lucy Horner
I'm convinced that reading fiction can help us lead better lives. Great authors have helped me overcome my own Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and I continue to turn to novels when I'm facing anxiety or low mood.

I write about bibliotherapy, or using literature as a healing and guiding tool, on I've also published 'Tolstoy Therapy: A Fiction Prescription' as an ebook.

At the start of 2014 I founded LitTherapy, an online resource to make finding healing books as easy as possible.

I'm currently reading English and Spanish at Exeter University, and I've previously managed the online marketing and copywriting for a travel startup in Barcelona.

Entries by Lucy Horner

A Calendar of Wisdom: Tolstoy's Little-Known Collection of Quotes to Nourish the Soul

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 1:59 PM


When we think of Leo Tolstoy, we tend to think of distinguished, perhaps tricky, Russian literature. Yes, Tolstoy's novels, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are some of the most influential ever written (and I certainly think they're worth reading)....

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20대에 톨스토이를 읽어야 하는 이유 5가지

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 5:47 PM

이 글은 허핑턴포스트US 블로거이자 톨스토이테라피닷컴의 블로거 루시 호너의 글을 번역, 편집한 것입니다.

소설가 레프 톨스토이의 '전쟁과 평화'가 20대에게 적합한 소설이라고 말하는 사람은 많지 않을 것이다. '이반 일리치의 죽음'이나 '부활' 같은 톨스토이의 다른 작품도 젊은 사람의 관심을 끌기 쉽지 않다.


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5 Reasons Why Twentysomethings Should Read Tolstoy

(21) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 10:30 AM

War and Peace doesn't exactly make for tempting reading to enjoy in our twenties at first glance. With Leo Tolstoy's other books having titles such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Resurrection, they don't sound much better either.

However, Tolstoy is actually a pretty appropriate author for twentysomethings to...

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A Fiction First Aid Kit: 7 Bibliotherapy Techniques to Help You Feel Better With Fiction

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 3:01 PM


Reading fiction can help you understand yourself a little better, prepare for difficult situations and even help improve your well-being. I know it's helped me: Consciously reading the right books for my mood marked a turning point in my well-being, and

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