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'Edward sits on Sydney Harbour Bridge, considering jumping. It is 1948, and he has written several times to George VI about building a new naval base in the waters below, and not hearing back, begun to build it himself. Edward was manic depressive, suffering from what is now called bipolar disorder. Greg de Moore and Ann Westmore begin their book Finding Sanity: John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder with Edward; they end it with the patient upon whom lithium was pioneered in the early 1950s, Bill Brand. Where Edward came down from the bridge and returned to the peaks and troughs of bipolar life, Bill entered a tortuous triangle of treatment and suffering with the Australian psychiatrist John Cade and that soft, white, lightest of metals, lithium, before finally dying of lithium poisoning.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review ABR no. 386 November 2016 10639331 2016 periodical issue

    'Welcome to the November Arts issue. We are delighted to announce Robyn Archer as our new Laureate. Other highlights include our annual survey of critics and arts professionals on their favourite concerts, operas, films, ballets, plays, television programs, and exhibitions. We also look at musical memoirs, rivalry in art, the joys of binge-watching boxed-sets, music competitions during the Cold War, transgressions in cinema, the history of Indigenous art and of the Australian art market, and art during Germany’s Weimar period. ABR Chair Colin Golvan QC explores the cultural risks of parallel importation, and Neal Blewett reviews a new biography of H.V. Evatt. We review new fiction from Margaret Atwood, Jacinta Halloran, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, A. N. Wilson, Sam Carmody, Sean Rabin, Kristel Thornell, and Hebe de Souza, as well as classic fiction from New Zealand. Bill Manhire is our Poet of the Month.' (Publication summary)

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