The last asylum : a memoir of madness in our times

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Full title: The last asylum : a memoir of madness in our times / Barbara Taylor.
Main author: Taylor, Barbara 1950-
Format: Book           


Summary: In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, was admitted to what had once been England's largest psychiatric institution: Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, later known as Friern Hospital. This searingly honest, thought-provoking and beautifully written memoir is the story of the author's madness years, set inside the wider story of the death of the asylum system in the twentieth century. It is a meditation on her own experience of breakdown and healing, but also that of the millions of other people who have suffered, are suffering, will suffer mental illness -- Provided by publisher.
Language: English
Published: London : Penguin Books, 2015.
Classmark: A362.2 /532822
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Bibliography: Bibliography: pages 279-282. Index.
ISBN: 9780241951828
0241951828