Tormented Hope

Nine hypochondriac lives

By Brian Dillon

Health Psychology

Non-Fiction

Published by Penguin Ireland

Shortlist 2009
Tormented Hope

Going back in history, Dillon looks at nine prominent hypochondriacs, including; Charlotte Brontë, Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale.

His findings are stimulating and surprising, as he looks at what their lives tell us about the way the mind works, with and against the body.

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