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Washed Up and Back Home

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Thirty years old and fleeing the excesses of her London life, Amy finds herself at home again.

Amy Liptrot's incisive memoir of overcoming alcoholism amid the luminous Orkney landscape.

Liptrot grew up on a sheep farm on Orkney. She was shaped by the wind-swept islands, but longed for the excitement of the city. A move to London led to a life that was hedonistic and fun but she was unable to control her drinking. Her alcoholism exposed her to some terrifying situations and left her lost and lonely. At thirty she finds herself washed up back home in Orkney, and discovers that this place she once longed to escape is curative, its wildness and lore playing an essential part in her recovery from addiction.

Today: Amy finds herself washed up and back home.

Written by Amy Liptrot
Read by Tracy Wiles
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Simon Richardson.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 Jan 2016 00:30

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