The Locked Ward: Memoirs of a Psychiatric Orderly (Paperback)Dennis O'Donnell (author)
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Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
"Observant, modest, lightly erudite and heavily self-deprecating...an informative read." * Scotland on Sunday *
"I really enjoyed The Locked Ward. He is compassionate without any taint of sentimentality, and the way he uses language is so elastic. It's like he's the most brilliant court-jester in the most colourful of courts. Bravo to him!" -- Gabriel Weston, author of Direct Red
"His tone is just right - perfect for the subject matter. He's like a very good documentary maker; he knows exactly where to point the camera" * Spectator *
"We come away with a better understanding of life on a locked ward, and the book should contribute to a more open discussion of mental illness and suicide" * Irish Times *
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