I stand on the edge of a cliff in my own bedroom." Gillian Marchenko continues her description of depression: "I must keep still. Otherwise I will plunge to my death. 'Please God, take this away, ' I pray when I can." For Gillian, "dealing with depression" means learning to accept and treat it as a physical illness. In these pages she describes her journey through various therapies and medications to find a way to live with depression. She faces down the guilt of a wife and mother of four, two with special needs. How can she care for her family when she can't even get out of bed? Her story is real and raw, not one of quick fixes. But hope remains as she discovers that living with depression is still life.
Phillip Vallentine Tobias was arguably South AfricaÆs most honoured and decorated scientist. He is best known for his pioneering work at South AfricaÆs famous hominid fossil sites, and in the course of his career he developed the reputation of being one of the worldÆs leading authorities on the evolution of humankind.
An undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War, in peacetime he lived on his wits and dazzling charm. But these were not always enough to sustain a family. As his memory began to fail, Keggie embarked on a quest to unravel his story once and for all. Dadland is that journey.
For over 20 years Joe Carter has worked for the police as an undercover cop. He worked alongside the most dangerous criminals. This book explores the resilience needed to lead a double life, the thrilling challenge of working with the biggest criminals in Britain, and maintaining a sense of justice through the many adventures he encounters.
A book, in which, an Iranian human rights lawyer and activist tells of her fight for reform inside Iran, and the devastating backlash she faced after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. It is an illuminating depiction of life in Iran today as well as the account of the author's personal struggle to uphold her work and keep her family together.