True Compass A Memoir
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'Hope as My Compass' is a best-selling memoir set in Canada and Australia.a stranger than fiction, true life story nominated for the National Biography Prize. On the cover, Bryce Courtenay says: 'story of hope and perseverance-when's the movie?' Startin
In 2000 Dennis O'Donnell was approached to work as an orderly in the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit of a large hospital in central Scotland. "I don't know if I'm the man you want," he told the charge nurse. "I'm not a fighter." "I don't need fighters," the nurse replied. "I need people who can listen." The Locked Ward is an extraordinary memoir that sets out to reveal the true story of life in a psychiatric wardâ the fear, the violence, and despair, and also the care and the compassion.