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Description - I Had a Black Dog by Matthew Johnstone

Ever since Winston Churchill popularised the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life, it has become the shorthand for the disease that millions of people suffer from, often in shame and silence.

Artist and writer Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written and illustrated this moving and uplifting insight into what it is like to have a Black Dog as a companion. It shows that strength and support that can be found within and around us to tame it. Black Dog can be a terrible beast, but with the right steps can be brought to heel.

There are many different breeds of Black Dog affecting millions of people from all walks of life. The Black Dog is an equal opportunity mongrel.

Stunningly illustrated, totally inspiring, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever had a Black Dog, or knows someone who has.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780330421836
ISBN-10: 0330421832
Format: Paperback / softback
(171mm x 213mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Pan Australia
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Matthew Johnstone

Matthew Johnstone is an artist, writer and exhibited photographer. New Zealand born, he's worked in advertising in Sydney, San Francisco and New York. He now resides in Sydney with his wife and daughter.

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