Stranger Than Kindness

The cover of 'Stranger than Kindness' by Mark A Radcliff.

There is a fine line between madness and magic.

It is 1969 and Community Care is about to reboot the industry of psychiatry. In a soon-to-be-closed asylum a bruised nurse, Adam Sands, is feeling less like a purveyor of kindness and more like a concentration camp guard with every passing drink. Many years later Adam has got used to the quiet life when his past finds him. Maybe this time he can do some good. Even make a difference. But redemption, like magic, can come from the strangest of places.


STRANGER THAN KINDNESS is funny, poignant intelligent and compelling. I believe books are like stepping into little alternative worlds floating in your mind and this world was one I wanted to stay in much longer. -- Jo Brand

A subtle and carefully paced story -- Jane Househam, The Guardian

November 2013