30 March 2015

Publisher donates 500 copies of award-winning book to NHS libraries

Nathan FilerThe Borough Press have donated 500 copies of Nathan Filer's The Shock of the Fall to NHS libraries across the South West. This is to thank the NHS for supporting the novel on its initial publication and to celebrate its success.

The Shock of the Fall is set in the West Country and tells the story of a teenager who suffers mental health issues after the sudden death of his brother. The book explores mental health and its issues and was named as Costa's Book of the Year in 2013. The author Nathan is a qualified mental health nurse, who previously worked for the Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust in Bristol.

Ann Bissell from The Borough Press said "We owe a great debt to the NHS, as valued early supporters of Nathan's novel. The Trust backed The Shock of the Fall from its first publication in hardback, running an author event in collaboration with the University of the West of England in Bristol. It's therefore really wonderful to be able to acknowledge this support in some small way".

John Loy, Learning Resource Manager at the Trust said "As a librarian working in mental health which can sometimes be misrepresented, it's great to be able to promote a book which is both a sympathetic portrayal of mental illness and also a cracking read".

It is hoped that the book donation will increase the circulation of The Shock of the Fall to find new readers who can connect with the novel and be moved by the story.


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