Perfect Christmas Present
It’s a lovely little book. It’s a gem I found hidden on a table amongst other Yorkshire books. I’m a Yorkshire lad born and bred and couldn’t resist this book because it’s so full of Yorkshire sayings and locations it reminds me of home, but I’ll tell you something else about this book. It’s a book about mental health, about struggles and recovery, about continued recovery. It’s open, honest and real. It doesn’t hide the reality or the pain, but it is so beautifully written that it is in no way depressing. Not enough is ever written about Self harm, and I mean from a sufferers point of view, the understanding, experiences and explanations. I’m sure truly this book only touches on a subject that could have easily filled the complete 160 pages, it’s a small snapshot and I wonder what else might have been going on alongside the small elements she mentions. Perhaps this new voice won’t want to write more, maybe this experience was too much sharing or maybe she is waiting for an outlet to come her way, I personally would love to read more. This book would make a great Christmas present for any Yorkshire folk, for anyone struggling with mental illness, for anyone that knows anyone suffering self harm or depression. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.