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Henry’s Demons Book

Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2020

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On a February day two months after his 20th birthday, Henry Cockburn waded into the lethally cold water of Newhaven Estuary.  Voices he said had told him to do it.  Thus begins Patrick and Henry’s extraordinary account of Henry’s rapid descent into mental illness.


With striking candour, Patrick writes of the seven years since.  Years Henry has spent almost entirely in mental hospitals while Patrick and Jan have lived in constant fear for his life.   Henry’s own raw and beautiful chapters describe his psychosis from the inside as he relates what it is like to hear trees speaking to him and describes his long battle to survive.


Together, Patrick and Henry’s stories create one of the most compelling, nuanced and courageous portraits ever written about surviving mental illness.

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Dimensions 19.7 × 12.9 × 2 cm
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