In the dying days of the old asylums, three paths intersect.
Henry was only a boy when he waved goodbye to his glamorous grown-up sister; approaching sixty, his life is still on hold as he awaits her return. As a high-society hostess renowned for her recitals, Matty’s burden weighs heavily upon her, but she bears it with fortitude and grace. Janice, a young social worker, wants to set the world to rights, but she needs to tackle challenges closer to home.
A brother and sister separated by decades of deceit. Will truth prevail over bigotry, or will the buried secret keep family apart?
In this, her third novel, Anne Goodwin has drawn on the language and landscapes of her native Cumbria and on the culture of long-stay psychiatric hospitals where she began her clinical psychology career.
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Author: Anne Goodwin
Category: Literary Fiction
Release Date: May 2021
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99
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How long can the stories we tell ourselves protect us? In Matilda Windsor Is Coming Home, Anne Goodwin peels back the narratives, revealing a common wound. Told with compassion and humour, this is Zeitgeist literary fiction from a former NHS clinical psychologist whose novels not only entertain but offer hope.
– Mia Farlane, author of Footnotes to Sex
A fantastic novel about a tough topic, which highlights the changes in mental health policy and forces us to remember we are all vulnerable and we should fight to ensure that nobody is ever left behind.
– Olga Núñez Miret, author, translator and psychiatrist
Anne Goodwin gives us an authentic look at trapped lives within the stifling world of the long-stay psychiatric asylum, institutions that are disestablished now but which still cast long shadows into our present.
– Rod Madocks, author of Ship of Fools: Stories From The Mental Health Front Line