About the author
Sara Trevelyan graduated as a medical doctor in 1977 at St Thomas’s Hospital in London. Afterwards, she married Jimmy Boyle when he was an inmate in the Barlinnie Special Unit in 1980. After working in hospitals and medicine briefly, she left to explore mental health in the community. Here, she conducted an action research project for the Scottish Association for Mental Health. She was the co-founder and director of The Gateway Exchange in Edinburgh for eight years. Finally, for the past twenty-seven years, she has worked as a self employed counsellor and psychotherapist. Sara lives and works between Edinburgh and Findhorn. Freedom Found is her first book with Scotland Street Press.
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“Sarah Trevelyan is the woman I went to prison for. Well, technically it was the prison car park, and not the prison itself. But I should explain. It was a dank, dark morning in January 1980, with snow on the hills. The whole of the Glasgow media was scrambled for the biggest story in Scotland – convicted killer Jimmy Boyle, a man who had slashed and fought through most of his short life, who had been an angry, violent prisoner, and who now appeared rehabilitated in the experimental Special Unit at Barlinnie Prison, was marrying young, public-schooled English psychiatrist Sarah Trevelyan, whom he had met behind bars….” Read more of this Review from The Herald Magazine ,