Mental health stories for Piatkus

<p>Judy Piatkus has bought for the Piatkus list two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, on the subject of mental illness.

Both came from US publishers, and will appear in the UK in September. The Ghost in the House: Mothers, Children and Depression (HarperCollins US) by Tracy Thompson is a study informed by the author's own experiences as a mother suffering from depression. It is "the first book to address maternal depression as a lifelong illness that can have ramifications for both mother and child".

Katharine Noel's debut novel Halfway House (GroveAtlantic) is about the effect on a f...

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