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A fascinating read.,
This review is from: The Scent of Dried Roses: One family and the end of English Suburbia - an elegy (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
This book fascinated me for several reasons. It was a trip down memory lane, being based in the Southall and Hayes area of Middlesex in the 1950's and 1960's,when and where I spent my youth. The incidental social history was a glimpse of long-gone times and so nostalgic. This true story covered the topic of mental illness, particularly of the author's mother. It is not always comfortable to read. It is a sad story but it gives a fascinating insight into the attitudes to mental illness that existed 50 to 60 years ago.