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Top 10 books about psychiatry

MISDIAGNOSES AND CRACKPOT THERAPIES

Elizabeth Lowry’s pick for The Guardian of her top ten books about the treatment of mental illness.

Boats, Boston and Nantucket book trail

1833: MUTINY, SURVIVAL, EVEN HEROISM – BUT AT WHAT COST?

Take a journey to mid nineteenth-century Massachusetts in the earliest days of mind-doctoring, and uncover disturbing secrets that lie in the dark water of the unconscious.

Click here to follow Dark Water‘s book trail.

The landscape of Dark Water

RITES OF PASSAGE

Elizabeth Lowry tells H for History how the Massachusetts coastline inspired the setting for Dark Water.

“Man is a mixed-up creature”

FROM NOTEBOOK TO BOOKSHELF

Bookphace asks Elizabeth Lowry how she came by the idea for Dark Water, and takes a peek at her writing routine and future plans.

Sorceress of words

COUNTDOWN TO THE REISSUE OF THE BELLINI MADONNA 

“Magnificent… A voice and style all her own.”

Read Bookphace‘s preview of The Bellini Madonna in advance of its 2019 reissue here.

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Signed copies available

GET YOUR AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF DARK WATER

London’s incomparable Goldsboro Books, seller of modern signed first editions, has 30 autographed copies of Dark Water in stock. Visit their website or drop in and pick one up before they’ve all sailed!

Essex Book Festival 2019

SAVE THE DATE

Join Elizabeth as she speaks about Dark Water on 27 March 2019 at the Essex Book Festival.

Venue: Epping Library. Time: 14h00. Festival box office opens in January.

Keele Hall Readings

DARK WATER: AN EVENING AT KEELE UNIVERSITY

Elizabeth will be reading from Dark Water at Keele University on 29 April 2019 in the Keele Hall Readings series.

Venue: Senior Common Room, Keele Hall. Time: 19h30. All welcome!

All aboard at Putnoe Library

WRITING DARK WATER

In November 2018 Elizabeth shared the story of her research for Dark Water at Putnoe Library as part of the fantastic Bedford Libraries’ events programme.

Triple-threat woman: the letters of Sylvia Plath

INSIGHTS INTO THE LIFE AND WORK OF A GREAT WRITER

In October 2018 Elizabeth was delighted to chair this landmark event at the British Library on Volume II of the Letters of Sylvia Plath. She was joined by the editors, Karen Kukil and Peter Steinberg, and leading Plath scholars Heather Clark and Mark Ford, in taking a lively look at Plath’s correspondence from 1956 to 1963.

Elizabeth Lowry talks about…

HER NEW NOVEL, DARK WATER

Elizabeth chats to Kat Orman on BBC Radio Oxford about ships, being an Oxfordshire writer, and the publication of Dark Water. Aired on 19 September 2018.