The Scottish Pharmacist

At the time of making this film, nearly 1 in 5 Scots are taking antidepressants. Many are taking them indefinitely. I was prescribed Paroxetine (SEROXAT) over 20 years ago for … Continue reading The Scottish Pharmacist

‘A life revisited’

What follows are a few extracts from ‘A Life Revisited’ by Philip Eade, which is a marvellous account of the life of Evelyn Waugh:    

l a b e l s

In 1930 Evelyn Waugh published a travel book that he called “Labels”: Twenty years later Evelyn Waugh had a three week period of psychosis and hallucinations which today might have … Continue reading l a b e l s

Leonard Bast’s umbrella

I collect fictional quotes about umbrellas. I first did so after reading ‘No one writes to the Colonel” by Gabriel García Márquez. Since then I have found fictional brollies everywhere! At … Continue reading Leonard Bast’s umbrella

Me, the heartsink patient

This is line from ‘A Handful of Dust’ by Evelyn Waugh: On reading this sentence my mind returned to recent correspondence that I had with Professor Sir Simon Wessely on … Continue reading Me, the heartsink patient