A distillation of painstaking research into the life of Donald Winnicott, tracing his life from his childhood in Plymouth, through his career in paediatrics, to his election as President of the British Psycho-Analytic Society. The author makes many interesting links between Winnicott's life and the development of his theories.

chapter One|12 pages

Infancy and childhood

chapter Two|13 pages


chapter Three|15 pages

Medicine and paediatrics

chapter Four|13 pages

Psychoanalytic training

chapter Five|14 pages

Melanie Klein and Joan Riviere

chapter Six|31 pages

Professional maturity

chapter Seven|10 pages

Private life

chapter Eight|23 pages

Illness and death