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The Shock of the Fall wins award

The Shock of the Fall wins award

A book about loss, guilt and mental illness has won the 2013 Costa Book of the Year. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer, a former mental health nurse, follows the experience of Matthew Holmes, a 19-year-old who is haunted after witnessing his brother's death at a holiday park in Dorset. Jo Brand - another former mental health nurse - has called the story, in which Matthew is 'managed' by his local community health team, 'one of the best books about mental illness'.