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Falling & laughing : the restoration of Edwyn Collins

Author: Grace Maxwell
Publisher: London : Ebury, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In February 2005, Edwyn Collins suffered two devastating brain haemorrhages. He should have died. Doctors advised that if he did survive, there would be little of him left. If that wasn't enough, he went on to contract MRSA as a result of an operation to his skull and spent six months in hospital. Initially, Edwyn couldn't speak, read, write, walk, sit up or feed himself. He had lost all movement in his right side  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pathographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maxwell, Grace.
Falling & laughing.
London : Ebury, 2009
(OCoLC)761127305
Named Person: Edwyn Collins; Grace Maxwell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Maxwell
ISBN: 9780091929992 0091929997 9780091930004 0091930006
OCLC Number: 317747680
Notes: Paperback ed. published in 2010 with ISBN: 9780091930004.
Description: ix, 310 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Grace Maxwell.

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In February 2005, Edwyn Collins suffered two devastating brain haemorrhages. Initially, Edwyn couldn't speak, read, write, walk, sit up or feed himself. Slowly, and with monumental effort, he began  Read more...

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"Maxwell is a transportive narrator, able to convey the there-but-for-the-grace-of-God aspect of this horrendous yet hopeful story with terrific evocation." -- Johnny Davis * Q Magazine * "Funny, Read more...

 
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