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About the author:
Dr Audrey Coatesworth is a retired English Consultant Psychiatrist. She qualified as a doctor in 1962 from Edinburgh University Medical School and worked as a psychiatrist for over 35 yrs.
She has much knowledge and experience from her own life, which has included severe and prolonged illness and near death, and from her work. Consequently, she writes with depth and with a commitment to carry on her therapeutic work through the medium of the written word.
She is a wife, mother and grandmother and, though totally dedicated to her work, her family is and always has been her priority, so she worked part time when her children were young and until they left home.
From Darkness to Light
This is the second in a series of poetry books by Dr Audrey Coatesworth, the others being 'Daily Life' and 'A Spiritual Journey'.
The book contains 148 poems.
Dr Coatesworth was an English psychiatrist for over 35 years and her poems reflect her knowledge and experience, both from her personal life and in her extensive work.
The poems in this book have a common theme, that of suffering and pain. Many books have been written about the pathologies causing pain, the mechanisms and the treatment. These poems are about 'how if feels', 'about having to cope with darkness', and, if and when possible, 'moving towards the light'.
Dr Coatesworth writes, 'As people's experiences are similar but all different on a personal level, so I make no apology that many of my poems also have the same theme. However, they too are subtly different from one another. This book is meant to be 'dipped into' a piece at a time, not devoured as a whole and if only one poem in the book helps the reader, then the book will have been worthwhile.'
- Publication Date:
- Apr 07 2012
- 147504223X / 9781475042238
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Inspirational & Religious