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Young writer uses dementia as inspiration for new book

Young writer uses dementia as inspiration for new book
20th March 2013

A young writer from West Yorkshire has used a family member's struggle with dementia as the inspiration for his debut novel.

Michael Poyser, who works as a project officer for the NHS, published 'Leaving Blue Town' as an e-book on Amazon after winning a number of online writing competitions.

It tells the story of a town which is set to fall into the sea and is shaped by the memories of the town inhabitants.

"The book's central themes have a personal significance as a close relative of mine suffered from dementia and I saw over a short space of time how important memories are," Mr Poyser, 35, told the Ilkley Gazette.

He added it is his belief that memories are at the "core of the human experience" and people love to reminisce. This is a function that many dementia patients are robbed of.

Leaving Blue Town is available for Kindle now, priced at just £1.02

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