The International I Fell Out Of via Melanie Reid and Some other Planet via Tracey Thorn

I’ve learn two non-fiction books not too long ago which each draw on common newspaper columns penned via their authors. In April 2010, on the age of 52, journalist Melanie Reid broke her neck and fractured her again after falling from a horse, spending just about a yr in a high-dependency spinal unit. She is now a tetraplegic, completely paralysed from the highest of her chest downwards and can spend the remainder of her existence in a wheelchair. She has documented her revel in of adult-acquired incapacity in her ‘Spinal Column’ within the Occasions for a number of years now. Her memoir ‘The International I Fell Out Of’ attracts on the ones articles but in addition supplies a fuller account of the way her existence modified following the coincidence.

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