Campbell, Alastair All in the Mind

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All in the Mind

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Martin Sturrock desperately needs a psychiatrist. The problem? He is one.

Emily is a traumatised burns victim, Arta a Kosovan refugee recovering from a rape. David Temple is a longterm depressive, while the Rt Hon Ralph Hall MP lives in terror of his drink problem being exposed. Very different Londoners, but they share one thing: every week they spend an hour at the Prince Regent hospital, revealing the secrets of their psyche to Professor Martin Sturrock. Little do they know that Sturrock's own mind is not the reassuring place they believe it to be. For years he has hidden in his work, ignoring his demons. But now his life is falling apart, and as his ghosts come back to haunt him, the only person he can turn to is a patient.

Set over a life-changing weekend, Alastair Campbell's astonishing first novel delves deep into the human mind to create a gripping portrait of the strange dependency between patient and doctor. Both a comedy and tragedy of ordinary lives, it is rich in compassion for those whose days are spent on the edge of the abyss.

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"A sympathetic foray into mental instability ... Campbell's own experience of breakdown brings an intensity to Sturrock's decline" ( Financial Times)

"A serious subject adddressed with compassion, intelligence and sensitivity ... this is an emotionally engaging and thought-provoking book" ( The Times)

"Extremely absorbing, moving and compassionate portrayal of ordinary human beings exhibiting extraordinary courage in challenging circumstances ... If Campbell writes more novels, I'll certainly read them" ( The Independent)

"Campbell has written a highly sensitive novel ... A moving account of people's suffering and search for help" (Dr David Sturgeon, University College London Hospital The Guardian)

"An extraordinarily open and brave novel about weakness. Or, more accurately, humility ... its power comes from a clearly articulated insight into the darker workings of the human mind and the complex nature of mental health" ( The Mirror)

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'An extraordinarily open and brave novel about weakness...its power comes from a clearly articulated insight into the darker workings of the human mind'

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