The Musical Paintbox by Fiona Whelpton

By Fiona Whelpton

"The Musical Paintbox is written in an exceptionally poignant and delicate demeanour. the author makes use of fiction as a device to bare how individuals with psychological future health matters feel approximately existence, their stipulations, or should still we are saying studies, and the realm round them." - Jason Pegler, writer and founding father of Chipmunka Publishing

"The Musical Paintbox is a narrative which opens up like a Pandora's field of painful melodic writings. it's a superb prose that performs a poignant tune on your head and paints a touching unhappiness onto your middle. every one note, each one word has its personal color, its personal emotion, and Fiona conducts it fantastically in her writing. hear, glance and contact and this e-book will either enchant and discomfort you in symphonic tenderness. a great read." - Dolly Sen, author, poet and human rights activist


Claire is a born loner, even though she desires of turning into a qualified live performance pianist she has few pals, and feels hounded through the expectancies put on her via her family members. being affected by a low vanity, and to discover her identification in the course of her formative years she fears that she's going to now not be enjoyed simply as she is, except she has anything to end up. This forces her right into a place of turning into a perfectionist to the purpose of being captivated with her track, to the exclusion of the rest. At collage she meets an paintings instruct, David who has separated from his spouse as a result of strain at the relations of taking care of a 14 12 months outdated step daughter, Rosie, who has schizophrenia and a heritage of self-harming. the connection among David and Rosie pushes means past the conventional limitations, leading to Melanie, David's spouse, who's Rosie's major carer experiencing a fearful breakdown herself. Claire is familiar with not anything of David's heritage or the truth that David will flip her lifestyles completely upside-down, leading to tragedy. The Musical Paintbox is an try to handle the shortcomings of the psychological healthcare execs, via pulling no punches in gazing the remedy of sufferers on a psychiatric ward. It makes an attempt to teach that creative expression is vital to uncomplicated human survival in each one folks.

About the Author

Fiona Whelpton used to be born in London in 1957 and now lives in Nottingham. As a teenager Fiona desired to turn into a certified musician, yet she could not since it prompted her an excessive amount of pressure - whatever that her dictates she needs to steer clear of. as an alternative she took an interest in writing and skim English Literature and Media at Nottingham Trent college. She is an complete poet having had an anthology of cartoon paintings and poetry known as 'Patchwork home windows' released with the 'Lost Artists' workforce. In 2004 Fiona bought the Snowden award with a purpose to enable her to pursue her dream of being a most sensible journalist. ‘The Musical Paintbox’ is her moment e-book to be published via Chipmunka, her first ‘The Cycle direction’ has develop into considered one of our greatest . Fiona is presently engaged on a number of initiatives together with a movie model of 'The Cycle direction'

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