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 can be healed - or not - by treatment. A story of the wonder and intensity of the manic experience, as well as its peril and strangeness, it is shot through with the love, kindness, humour and care of those who deal with someone who becomes dangerously ill
|Publisher||Penguin Audio; 2021|
AUBREY AND THE TERRIBLE LADYBIRDS
It’s the holidays, you’ve just become as small as an earwig, the swallows are back (and offering you rides), and a spider wakes you up in the middle of the night and asks you to save the world. As if that weren’t enough, the Ladybirdz fly in from Bohemia to find the local ladybirds do not want them... This is the world of Aubrey, the boy who can talk to animals.
AUBREY AND THE TERRIBLE YOOT
Aubrey is a rumbunctious boy who tries to run before he can walk and has crashed two cars before he's old enough to drive one. But when Aubrey's father, Jim, falls under an horrendous spell, Aubrey is determined to break it - even if he must fight the unkillable spirit of despair itself - the Terrible Yoot!
THE LIGHT IN THE DARK: A WINTER JOURNAL
In this moving and lyrical evocation of a British winter and the feelings it inspires, Horatio Clare raises a torch against the darkness, illuminating the blackest corners of the season, and delving into memory and myth to explore the powerful hold that winter has on us. By learning to see, we can find the magic, the light that burns bright at the heart of winter: spring will come again.
RUNNING FOR THE HILLS
An enchanting story which tells of Horatio's parents decision to leave London and set up home in a remote Welsh hillside sheep farm. It focuses on Horatio's mother Jenny, a remarkable woman who is completely and passionately obsessed with her desire to succeed in the toughest of environments, doing a job traditionally the domain of men.