A New Name

A New Name

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The face of anorexia is not a glossy model in a perfume ad. It's a starving animal, circling the empty cupboards, blank-eyed and vacant. It's a face frozen in a rictus grin, mouthing lies. 'I'm fine,' it says. 'Everything is under control.'

'I have always felt hungry,' says Emma Scrivener. 'Not just for food, but for everything: from money to recognition. I'm a human chasm, a vortex of insatiable longing.'

Rescued from a disorder that nearly killed her, Emma is now passionate about warning others about the dark and hidden world she inhabited for too long.

Harrowing, heart-breaking, human and humourous, this book will grip you from start to finish.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 8.64mm | 225g
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844745864
  • 9781844745869
  • 191,921

About Emma Scrivener

Emma Scrivener was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, studied at Oxford University and worked in London. She speaks at national events, counsels those with self-harm issues and blogs at A New Name. Her first book, also A New Name, was shortlisted for a national award. Emma and Glen, an evangelist, live with their young daughter Ruby in Eastbourne, UK.
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Rating details

157 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
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4 26% (41)
3 11% (18)
2 2% (3)
1 1% (2)
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