I mentioned last night that I had written a review of a book for Mind, in respect of their 2011 Book of the Year Award. I just wanted to let those of you that haven’t seen it plastered over the social networking sites that the review is now online!
Check it out over on their blog. The book in question was a novel called Broken Places, by writer and teacher Wendy Perriam. It tells the story of librarian Eric Parkhill, and his struggle to find peace and contentment in the aftermath of a traumatic childhood – and it does it very, very well. See the review on Mind‘s blog for further details and opinion.
Also, please feel free to publicise the review (through Twitter, FB, G+, your own blogs, etc) – the book deserves the attention, in my view. You’re also very welcome to add comments to it. I’ll try for once and respond to them
When I wrote yesterday I wondered why I had been afforded this wonderful opportunity on the basis of this silly blog, and I expressed my sincere thanks. To expand on that slightly, I should say that this journal is a major part of my life, mainly because of all the wonderful people I’ve had the good fortune to meet through it. As I said, ‘thank you’ seems wholly inadequate…but truly, every one of you that follows this blog or that interacts with me on the social networking sites – you really do mean a lot to me. I’m honoured, humbled and endlessly touched by your unwavering support and insight, and that applies to all of you, from the big organisations like Mind and Rethink, to the individuals that I know lurk here Thank you all, very, very much.
Anyway, enough sentimentality. If you want to read more, head over to the review!
Pan <3 xxx