Searching for Daylight


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175 in stock


By Kathryn Shaw

ISBN: 9781849910194
Published: 2009
Pages: 77
Key Themes: poetry, child abuse, self-harm, admisson to hospital, Borderline Personality Disorder


This collection of poems reflects deep emotions. They were written when Kathryn had no other way of expressing her emotions externally.

The book is in two parts. The first part contains poems that were written during 1984 and 1985 when Kathryn was 14 and 15. The second part contains poems written more recently between 2004 and 2007.

About the Author

Kathryn has struggled with mental health problems for a long time, starting when she suffered abuse as a child. She has many issues with self harm and has attempted to take her life on two occasions. Over the last four years she has had six admissions to a Psychiatric Hospital and has recently been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Kathryn now lives with her two young children who are her lifeline and is about to start a method of Psychotherapy that will hopefully help with her ongoing mental distress.


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