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The Resource Farewell to the father : a memoir of love and madness, Timothy Elliott

Farewell to the father : a memoir of love and madness, Timothy Elliott

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Farewell to the father : a memoir of love and madness
Title
Farewell to the father
Title remainder
a memoir of love and madness
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Elliott
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Towards the end of his first serious suicide attempts, my father said the strangest thing to me... Growing up in 1970s Sydney, Tim Elliott had a loving stay-at-home mum, a professional father, three siblings, a private school education and endless opportunities to fish and surf at the nearby beaches. But this was not the idyllic childhood it appeared. A charismatic, well-respected doctor by day, Tim's father became a roaring madman at night. The house was our castle, and Dad was our king. He was an unpredictable king, tyrannous and moody, lethal one day, loving the next. This is an extraordinary memoir of growing up with a parent afflicted by mental illness: a complex elegy, powerfully told, loaded with love, rage and surprising humour. It is about the lengths children will go to protect themselves - and their families - from shame or harm, and how adapting to that adversity becomes and intractable part of who we are as adults
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10535221
Cataloging source
ANL
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Elliott, Timothy
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Elliott, Max
  • Elliott Family
  • Elliott, Max
  • Elliott, Timothy
  • Elliott Family
  • Fathers and sons
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Children of the mentally ill
  • Families of the mentally ill
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Fathers and sons
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of love and madness
Label
Farewell to the father : a memoir of love and madness, Timothy Elliott
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057151380
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743537893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)942865948
Label
Farewell to the father : a memoir of love and madness, Timothy Elliott
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057151380
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743537893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)942865948

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