Strands of my Lovers Hair


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By Matthew Woods

ISBN: 978-1-847471-11-6
Published: 2007
Pages: 157
Key Themes: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizo-effective disorder, anxiety, personal strength, fiction


A spiral tree is the mystical trigger for the two characters, father and son, to be catapulted into a romp throughout history. It deals with time travel, the sense of loss concealed within schizo-affective disorder and the obsessional themes of their lives. Out of the corner of your eye you just might glimpse your own story.

About the Author

Matthew Woods was born in 1970 in Chigwell Row, Essex. Matthews interest in literature began at Chigwell School through reading, theatre and being published in the school magazine. He went on to study academic English Literature and Poetry but dropped out due to the beginnings of schizoaffective disorder. During the next ten years Matthews time was spent between his family home, Victorian asylums and Frinton-On-Sea where most of his writing was done. He has been a founder member of Spanners, Clubhouse and the SAFE advocacy service in Epping Forest which provides recovery and reduces the stigma of mental health issues. Matthew met his partner Lorriane in Essex and they have a daughter called Constance, to whom Strands of my Lovers Hair is dedicated.

1 review for Strands of my Lovers Hair

  1. John Harley (verified owner)

    A great story of how the author wrote this to help his condition, an educational insight into schizo-effective disorder

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