Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Children of Craig-y-nos - a healing project

(book launch) - photo Karen Howard

Many people are telling me how they found being involved with the Children of Craig-y-nos project a healing process.

For the first time, and I include myself, we were able to talk about those experiences in childhood which had been buried deep in our minds, dark secrets from the past which we dared not talk about.  Now it has all been brought out into the open and we realise that it is no longer a taboo subject,  and we feel healed by the process of being able to talk and share these experiences with others who went through it .

"Children of Craig-y-nos"by Ann Shaw and Carole Reeves, published by The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, price £9.99p
available online through Amazon.co.uk,  as a free PDF file http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/library/craig_book

Val's newsagent in Ystradgynlais - I have just heard that they sold out of the books as they were being unpacked and they have placed another order!

Any bookshop will order the book for you. If there is any difficulty the ISBN number is : 
ISBN -10: 0-85484-126-1 

Alternatively, ring Carole Reeves: 02076.798 135 or write to her:
Dr Carole Reeves,
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine,
183 Euston Rd.,

One reason we sold out so quickly at the book launch was that people were buying them up as Christmas presents!  in the end we had to say that ex-patients had priority.

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