Needleham at Leeds Lit Fest – SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022 AT 3 PM – Hyde Park Book Club

"'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' meets 'Fawlty Towers' - read it!" – Char March

Please join Terry Simpson to celebrate the launch of his novel 'Needleham' as part of the Leeds Lit Fest
Hyde Park Book Club,
Saturday 5 March
‘In an ideal world you would stand at a crossroads, one big white sign pointing to SANITY, and the other to MADNESS, and in the broad light of day, with the sun on your back, you would make the only possible choice you could, and trot down the hill towards safety. Why make any other choice? The trouble is that when you personally get to that crossroads it’s nearly always midnight, you haven’t slept for a while, and some kids have been messing with the sign.’ – from Needleham
“At last! I’ve been waiting a long time for a book like this. A witty, astute and poignant satire on the mental health system. Highly recommended”. Professor Helen Spandler, Editor of Asylum: the radical mental health magazine
‘Through the eyes of Luke, the new Patients’ Advocate at Needleham, we are treated to a detailed filleting of the mental health system of the all too recent past, written with keen attention to the shabby, bleak aspects of the hospital itself. Dark, sharp and laugh out loud funny – I loved it.’ – Mandy Sutter
‘Kafka’s The Castle meets One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. One hopes this comic nightmare belongs in the past. Hope again! Needleham builds its world in unsettling and convincing detail.’ – Peter Spafford, Chapel FM