An ordinary girl arrives in London in the 1990s with unclear aspirations but with a determination to enjoy life. Following a turbulent relationship which includes the heavy use of recreational drugs the writer develops paranoid schizophrenia. This is her story, told with humour and insight, a story of coping with the disease and meeting the challenges of raising a son. Told with warmth and insight, By the Light of the Silvery Moon shows that there is hope and there is a future for those suffering with schizophrenia. The story is interspersed with photographs of the author's paintings completed as a component of art therapy.