Henry Hyde: Designer, Writer, Podcaster
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Inside Your Head Episode 2

The show opens with an introduction to the subject of attachment, which owes its origins to the psychologist John Bowlby who studied the relationship between babies and their mothers, creating the categories of secure, anxious (also known as ambivalent) and avoidant. This subject has more recently been expanded to cover…

Inside Your Head Episode 1

 This episode features an interview with Dr Laurence Baldwin, Assistant Professor of Mental Health Nursing at Coventry University, in which we discuss the effects of the pandemic on the nation’s mental health, and examine how it has potentially affected children and young people in particular. I also review “Atomic…

Author Insights: Linda Peters, pen name L L Lewin

Author Insights: Linda Peters, pen name L L Lewin

It’s been quite a while since I last posted here, but I think that this interview with the delightful author LL Lewin (real name Linda Peters) will make up for that! Linda’s stories lean heavily on astrology and mysticism as a thread running through her Neptune’s Window series of YA…

Prostate Cancer: Nearing the End of Radiotherapy

Prostate Cancer: Nearing the End of Radiotherapy

Friends, relatives and clients alike have been amazingly supportive over the last couple of months as my course of radiotherapy for locally advanced prostate cancer has progressed. Today, I underwent the 34th out of 37 treatments, which means that next Tuesday, 4th August, will be my final treatment. It’s been…

Author Insights: Lauren Robinson, Author of The Boy Who Saw In Colours

Author Insights: Lauren Robinson, Author of The Boy Who Saw In Colours

I have been working with debut author Lauren Robinson since November 2019, helping her bring her story of a young boy sent to an elite school in Nazi Germany to life. In the process, I have designed three versions of the cover for her (Kindle, paperback and hardback), carried out…

Prostate Cancer: A Personal Journey

Last week, I was given a diagnosis of locally advanced prostate cancer. After getting over the initial shock, I decided that the best way to cope and also to share information that would encourage other men to get themselves checked, would be to make a video diary of my experience,…

Utrinque Paratus

Utrinque Paratus

I was prompted by a competition to write this short story. It didn’t win anything – in retrospect, it’s probably not story competition material, and I’m no expert in writing short fiction – but it means a lot to me for two reasons. Firstly, it was one of the few…

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