The Madhouse of Love

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1960s & '70s

Peter G Mackie

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The Madhouse of Love is the story of a 12-year-old boy who is mistakenly placed in an Adolescent Psychiatric Unit where he spends two and a half years, falls in love with a girl-patient and eventually ends up homeless and struggling to survive at the age of 16.


Biographical, Comedy, Memoir, Romance, Young Adult,

Short Summary

The story of Tony Whitfield takes place in an Adolescent Unit, which is a '60s-built, one-storey building out in the country. Later, he takes a bus from Scotland to London, where he ends up out one the streets.


Scotland, London

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Sexual Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Tony Whitfield

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming, Desperate, Engaging, Heartthrob, Beautiful, Educated, Funny, Unapologetic, Empathetic, Heroic, Masculine, Naive, Sarcastic, Sexy, Visionary, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Religious, Romantic, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Vivian Smith

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Insecure, Badass, Heartthrob, Unapologetic, Engaging, Sexy, Underdog, Charming, Outspoken, Educated, Empathetic, Romantic, Seductive, Complex, Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Dave Chambers

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Sexy, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Flexible, Heartthrob, Empathetic, Romantic, Visionary, Aspiring, Confident, Outspoken, Charming, Educated, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Ann Zubrowka

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Romantic, Educated, Engaging, Funny, Manipulative, Outspoken, Religious, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Unapologetic

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing

Year Published: 2009

Hard Copy Available



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