schizophrenia

Finder and keeper: two family memoirs reviewed

4 July 2020 9:00 am

What can we ever know about our family’s past? How do we love those closest to us when doing so…

When six of her 12 children went mad, Mimi Galvin did her best to make to light of it

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Don Galvin and Mimi Blayney married in December 1944. It was a shotgun wedding. They had been high school sweethearts.…

Sebastian Faulks returns to the psychiatrist’s chair in Where My Heart Used to Beat

12 September 2015 9:00 am

There can hardly be two novelists less alike than Sebastian Faulks and Will Self, in style and in content. Faulks…

The joy of anti-psychotic drugs

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The doctor eyed me suspiciously as I walked into her consulting room. ‘Ye-es?’ she said, nervously, eyeing me up and…

Take it from Taki — Hillary Clinton will be the next US president

6 June 2015 9:00 am

The last week in Gotham was exceptional fun. I saw a Broadway play, Finding Neverland, compliments of the producer, my…

The Shock of the Fall is a worthy Costa Book of the Year

15 February 2014 9:00 am

About 30 pages in and unable to find my bearings, I flipped to the end of this novel — well,…