On May 16, 1986, Steven Foyster jumped off the top of St Andrew's Car Park in Norwich, aiming to kill himself. Incredibly, he survived.
This is the story of the long and hard road to recovery for his battered body and his fragile mental health. Steven's humour and resilience shines through his narrative, as he battles through enormous physical challenges and faces up to the demons that drove him off the car park roof.
“All of life is here – and that includes death and eternity – so that contradictions become tenable paradoxes and darkness gives way to light. It may well make you weep but it will also make you smile or even laugh out loud.” Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia and Co-founder, the Norwich Centre.
What were you doing in the 1960s? Janet Collingsworth was growing up in Norwich with her Mum and Dad and younger sister Wendy.
In this delightful memoir enjoy the happy times spent with Grandparents in Corpusty exploring the village, learning about the natural world, popping into the village shops and post office, meeting village characters and a whole array of Great Aunts and Uncles, who were always good for half-a-crown or a bag of sweets.
There are summer holiday adventures the length and breadth of Great Britain, days out to Yarmouth, picnics in Chapelfield Gardens, rounded off with chocolate misshapes from Caley Mackintosh, plus a memorable school trip to Belgium and the mysteries of the 11 Plus.