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Psychiatrist in the chair : the official biography of Anthony Clare / Brendan Kelly & Muiris Houston.

By: Kelly, Brendan.
Contributor(s): Houston, Muiris.
Publisher: Newbridge, Co. Kildare : Merrion Press, 2020Description: viii, 292 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781785373299.Subject(s): Clare, Anthony | Psychiatrists -- Ireland -- BiographyDDC classification: 920 Summary: Born in Dublin in 1942, Anthony Clare was the best-known psychiatrist of his generation. His BBC Radio 4 show, In the Psychiatrist's Chair, which ran from 1982 to 2001, brought him international fame and changed the nature of broadcast interviews forever. This book, the first, official biography of this much-loved figure, examines the man behind these achievements: the debater and the doctor, the writer and the broadcaster, the public figure and the family man. Using extensive public and family records, we ask: Who was Anthony Clare, really? What drove him? And what is to be learned from his life, his career, and his unique, sometimes controversial legacy to our understanding of the mind? This is the remarkable story of a remarkable person.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions August-December 2020
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Born in Dublin in 1942, Anthony Clare was the best-known psychiatrist of his generation. His BBC Radio 4 show, In the Psychiatrist's Chair, which ran from 1982 to 2001, brought him international fame and changed the nature of broadcast interviews forever.
This book, the first, official biography of this much-loved figure, examines the man behind these achievements: the debater and the doctor, the writer and the broadcaster, the public figure and the family man. Using extensive public and family records, we ask: Who was Anthony Clare, really? What drove him? And what is to be learned from his life, his career, and his unique, sometimes controversial legacy to our understanding of the mind? This is the remarkable story of a remarkable person.

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