WORLD I FELL OUT OF


WORLD I FELL OUT OF

Melanie Reid    Book Number: 89847    Product format: Hardback

From the award-winning writer of The Times Magazine Spinal Column, a deeply moving and darkly funny and inspirational memoir on how we survive, despite everything. On Good Friday 2010, Melanie Reid fell from her horse, breaking her neck and fracturing her lower back. She was 52. Paralysed from the top of her chest down, she was to spend almost a full year in hospital, determinedly working towards gaining as much movement in her limbs as possible and learning to navigate her way through a world that had previously been invisible to her. As a journalist, Melanie had always turned to words and now, on a spinal ward peopled by an extraordinary array of individuals similarly at sea, she decided that writing would be her life-line. This book is an account of that year and those that followed, the 'back story' to her magazine column and a testament to 'the art of getting on with it'. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully observed, it is an inspiring memoir about risk and dilemma, heroism and love and a reminder that the world can be turned upside down at any moment. And she is lacerating about the pressures felt by disabled people to be cured and a plea to the able bodied to run, dance and go to the loo without help as gleefully as possible. Beautifully paced writing revealing all the gory details. 383pp.
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ISBN 9780008291372
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