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Tag Archives: Depression

One Wave Turns Three

Last Friday was one of those mornings when nothing seems to go right. I’d had a fitful night’s sleep – tossing and turning for most of it – before finding myself fully awake at 2am and eventually falling back asleep around 5. Thus when my alarm sounded at 6, I automatically hit the snooze button […]

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Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig

I bought Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive without really knowing what it was about. I followed him on Twitter and had had great things about his fifth novel – The Humans – but it was Reasons to Stay Alive that i bought on a recent trip to my local Waterstones. Depression and mental illness is […]

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The View on the Way Down – Rebecca Wait

I almost didn’t read The View on the Way Down, and yet I find myself writing this review as the Easter weekend draws to a close, with red, blood-shot eyes and a tear streaked face. As I often complain, the list of books I want to read constantly increases; thus for whatever reason, my copy […]

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Swimming Home – Deborah Levy

Having recently read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, I wanted to read one of the novels that had been shortlisted, and enticed by its blurb, I decided to read Swimming Home, by playwright, poet and novelist Deborah Levy. It tells the story of poet Joe Jacobs […]

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