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She's Not Herself: A psychotherapist's journey into and beyond her mother's mental illness
She's Not Herself: A psychotherapist's journey into and beyond her mother's mental illness
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great to read a memoir, not another self-help book!, 28 April 2015
I'm so grateful to Linda, for her brave decision to write this as a memoir, not a self-help book. There are loads of self-help books to read. I find though reading the stories and raw emotions of others can be wonderfully cathartic. It allows me to give myself permission to feel the rawness of my own emotions. And to process them in a totally different way. Linda, thank you for your honesty, for sharing your story and for giving us permission to recall ours.


The Back Road
The Back Road
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So many secrets, behind closed doors & on "The Back Road", 24 Jan. 2015
This review is from: The Back Road (Kindle Edition)
I will never live in a village called Midsomer. If Jessica Fletcher is in town, I will be out of that town immediately. If Miss Marple, checks into a hotel I'm staying at, I will be checking out! Now, thanks to Rachel Abbott I will also never even visit a village called 'Little Melham'.
If you like a mystery to solve, lies to untangle, neighbours to watch out for, a murder or two, then this books the one for you.
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Only the Innocent
Only the Innocent
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4.0 out of 5 stars Who is Innocent?, 21 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Only the Innocent (Kindle Edition)
Rachel Abbott weaves a great story. Keeping you hooked, as she cleverly, continues to raise more questions, then answers as she builds the story & characters.... So you just have to keep reading. This is the second of her novels I've read. Found this story fairly harrowing & hard to read at times. As it tackles some challenging issues of our time, which can be difficult to read. She will keep you guessing & questioning though, right to the end who "only the innocent" are? And who can resist more of Tom Douglas & his detective skills?


The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book draws "The Line" in what it is to be truly human, 17 Jan. 2015
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This is a harrowing book, worthy of the Manbooker Prize 2014. As you read the stories of the Australian POW's, as they worked on the notorious Burmese Train Line. You gain knowledge into what they went through each day. As well as, the men they once were (before the war) & the men some of them became as 'survivors' (after the war). The huge personal cost to each & everyone of them. Flanagan also gives you similar insight into the torturers, who in there own private worlds, were tortured themselves. One thing is for certain, no man, who survived "The Line", POW or Torturer, were ever able to live freely. POW or Torturer simply were never able to escape their own personal prison. Or to fully embrace life, not in the way they believed life & love should be able to be truly lived, experienced & enjoyed. Every man on "The Line", became part of the line, inseparable in what they had experienced, witnessed, endured & become. "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" will put you on the line at times too. As you question humanity, depravity, disease, desperation, despair, atrocities of war, love, disease, torture, powerlessness, brokenness, the past, present & future. A line will be drawn across your heart forever.


Sleep Tight
Sleep Tight
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like a thriller then you're in for a treat..., 11 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Sleep Tight (Kindle Edition)
Page turner... Mind twisting... Who do you trust? Who controls who? Will fear become reality? At times it's totally terrifying..


The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just read it, it's brilliant. Better than the film, and that was great too., 31 July 2014
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Read it and laugh. Read it and cry. Read and live, Read it and die. And remember "Pain demands to be felt". "Okay?"


Life After Life
Life After Life
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life after Life, after Life, after Life, 16 July 2014
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This review is from: Life After Life (Kindle Edition)
An incredibly well written, imaginative and intriguing book. Loved it from start to finish. What if we could do things over again? What if we could change history? What would we do? Could we ever make it all perfect? Loved all the characters, especially Ursula. Loved the time spans and the reworking of life. Kate Atkinson is an amazing story teller. So very gifted at keeping you totally captivated. Highly recommend as a fascinating piece of fiction.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 22 Jun. 2014
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Really enjoyed, insightful, good understanding of Autism, witty and different. Allows you to look at the world, through alternative eyes.


The Bell Jar (FF Classics)
The Bell Jar (FF Classics)
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Bell Jar, 10 Jun. 2014
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This book is a slow meander along the life of someone caught in a mental illness. A neurotic. It doesn't move with any particularly pace. The confusion of Esther is portrayed well by the confusing way in which it is written. It's like you are experiencing the mixed up world her mind is living in. I like the view conveyed that sometimes, a bell jar drops over us. Constraining our world and making strange shapes of the things we see around us and the way we interpret our World.


The Yellow Wallpaper (Classic Illustrated Edition)
The Yellow Wallpaper (Classic Illustrated Edition)
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2.0 out of 5 stars ummmm, not quite sure what to make of it..., 5 Jun. 2014
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A classic no doubt. About a woman who is ill and gradually starts to see woman behind bars creeping around in the old horrible yellow wallpaper, of an old nursery. In the end she joins them, driven by her isolation into believing she has become one of them.


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