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A Prescription for Madness is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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A Prescription for Madness by Linda Fawke

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Tour Dates: 8th March 2021

Publication Date: 8th September 2018

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDF and Limited UK Paperbacks

Standalone Second Book in a series

Estimated Page Count - 279

Types of post available: Reviews, Q&As and limited guest posts and extracts

Potential Trigger Warnings: Deals with abortion and Down’s Syndrome

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What will the decision be?


When successful business-owner Kate Shaw realises she is pregnant, after a fling with a previous lover, she has life-changing decisions to make.

She needs to be in control of her life. Pregnancy in her fifties was never part of the plan. It becomes her secret.

The risks of having a baby at her age are clear but she struggles with the idea of an abortion. No-one understands her increasingly erratic behaviour as the preoccupation takes over her life. 

Her marriage is precarious; the relationship with her former lover uncertain.

Is this the way to madness?


A gripping story about dark choices, gnawing discontent and the uncertainties of love.

About Linda Fawke

Linda Fawke is an arts person who studied science but always wanted to write. Now retired, she indulges this passion, writing fiction and non-fiction, even occasional poetry, preferably late at night. She has now written two novels, 'A Taste of his own Medicine' and its sequel, 'A Prescription for Madness' using her background in pharmacy as the setting of both. These are easy books to read, suitable for Book Club discussions. ' A Prescription for Madness' is more serious than the first book, dealing with such issues as pregnancy in later life and Down's Syndrome.

She has been a winner of the Daily Telegraph 'Just Back' travel-writing competition and has published in various magazines including 'Mslexia', 'Litro' online, 'Scribble', 'The Oldie', 'Berkshire Life' and 'Living France'. She was a finalist in the 'Hysteria' short story competition.

Linda blogs at where her 'Random Writings' include a range of topics from travel to 'Things that pop into my head'.

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