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Heavy Light A Journey Through Madness, Mania and Healing

Written by Horatio Clare

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Heavy Light A Journey Through Madness, Mania and Healing Synopsis

'Deeply moving, darkly funny and hugely powerful' Robert Macfarlane After a lifetime of ups and downs, Horatio Clare was committed to hospital under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act. From hypomania in the Alps, to a complete breakdown and a locked ward in Wakefield, this is a gripping account of how the mind loses touch with reality, how we fall apart and how we may heal. 'One of the most brilliant travel writers of our day takes us now to that most challenging country, severe mental illness; and does so with such wit, warmth and humanity' Reverend Richard Coles

Heavy Light A Journey Through Madness, Mania and Healing Press Reviews

A beautiful, unflinchingly honest book about madness, mania, parenting, surviving and, above all, love and its power to heal us * Rachel Clarke, author of Dear Life and Breathtaking * A brave, lit-up account of going mad and getting better, that forensically tracks the footprints of both journeys towards a settlement with the self -- Jeanette Winterson Readers of Clare's game-changing memoir . . . will be struck by the fact that a mind so recently dominated by straight-to-DVD fantasies is now capable of reflecting on them with so much gentle wisdom and acute self-awareness. And in such beautiful, witty prose -- Helen Brown * Daily Telegraph * Hard-hitting but tender-hearted . . . Clare thoughtfully and determinedly seeks to challenge the status-quo on treatment for mental health conditions -- Hannah Millington * Independent * What a gift...having such an articulate agent, reporting back from the far edges of the mind -- Megan Agnew * Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529112641
Publication date: 10th February 2022
Author: Horatio Clare
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages

About Horatio Clare

Horatio Clare is the bestselling author of numerous books including the memoirs Running for the Hills and Truant and the travel books A Single Swallow, Down to the Sea in Ships, Orison for a Curlew, Icebreaker and The Light in the Dark. His books for children include Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot and Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds. Horatio's essays and reviews appear on BBC radio and in the Financial Times, the Observer and the Spectator, among other publications. He lives with his family in West Yorkshire.

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