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Painfully accurate - especially about The Priory - a 'must read.',
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This review is from: But What Comes After? (Hardcover)I don't agree with the reviewers who gave this book one star and a dose of their contempt - I think it's an extremely well-written, painfully accurate account of what it's like to love someone who's mentally afflicted. (I've lived close to two people with severe depression and although I cared deeply for each of them, I recognise only too clearly the difference between loving the person and hating the illness - which both is and isn't the person). The story she tells is gripping on so many levels; despite having much to relate, it never loses interest and is, as you might expect, extremely well-written.
I'd love to know how she got her publishers to allow her to write about the abuse her husband suffered in The Priory - they usually threaten to sue. (That's what they did to me when I was violated during my stay there). I'll be writing to her to tell her that she's not alone and that she's a courageous lady.
This is a book that reaches from the heart to anyone who finds themselves on the business end of the 'in sickness and in health' clause. If it ever happens to me, I hope I meet it with even a smidgeon of her insight and love.