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The stereotype of the tortured artist has long been perpetuated in literature and the media. Here, Pamela Scobie describes how eating disorders robbed her of the ability to write and how she found her voice in recovery, and questions the connections between mental illness and creativity.
'In those happy bygone days when I was a smoker I would wake early, make myself a coffee, tuck myself up on the sofa with a book and read for an hour before breakfast: three fags.'
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