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Ship of Fools: Short Stories from the Mental Health Front Line

Ship of Fools: Short Stories from the Mental Health Front Line

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It's not the patients you should worry about. It's the staff you should watch out for.

Ship of Fools comprises twenty short stories, one for each year the author worked in the mental health system. These stories are fiction, but they are based on the real world of psychiatry and maximum security institutions. 

Written from  the point of view of a staff member, the author lifts the lid on psychiatry, that secret domain. There are vivid accounts of life and death, of betrayal and redemption. 

An authentic and chilling fictional glimpse into the world of those with serious mental health problems.

This book is also available as an ebook: buy it from Amazon here.

“If you want a rare glimpse into what really goes on inside a secure psychiatric hospital... this is the book for you.”
Stephen Booth

Rod Madocks is a full time writer who spent twenty years working as a mental health professional, including time in maximum security forensic institutions. He is the author of No Way To Say Goodbye, which was shortlisted for the CWA/ITV Crime Thriller Awards in 2009. He has a PhD on the work of Vladimir Nabokov and lives in Nottingham.