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Extracts from 'Polar Bears' by Mark Haddon

In the next step, we’ll be talking to the writer Mark Haddon about his play Polar Bears. Mark is the author of a number of books including the award-winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Polar Bears focuses on the character Kay, a woman who sufferers extreme changes of mood, exploring her relationships with those around her, particularly her husband John. Mark has kindly allowed us to share some scenes from his play, which you can download by following the link below. You might find it helpful to read these scenes before listening to our conversation with Mark about the play, although this reading is not essential.

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Literature and Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing

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