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The World I Fell Out Of

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From the award-winning writer of The Times Magazine's 'Spinal Column': a deeply moving and often darkly funny memoir about disaster and triumph

Is this what it feels like, I thought, losing everything?

Steel shutters were clanging down in my head: I dared not even think about my son, just emerging from his teenage years, or of my sorry future.

But I could safely bear

Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: March 7th 2019 by Fourth Estate
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Accidents happen, Melanie Reid fell off her horse. In ‘The world I fell out of’ she tells the story of her journey of recovery after the life changing horse-riding accident had left her paralysed from the chest down. From reading her story not only did I gain a little insight into the world of disability, which is so misunderstood by the people outside it, but have also been reminded how little it takes for your whole world to be turned upside down. The book sheds light on the many ways in which ...more
Greville Waterman
Whenever I am feeling down or sorry for myself I open up Melanie Reid's incredible Spinal Column in The Times.

In 2010 she suffered catastrophic injuries falling off her horse, broke her neck and is now a tetraplegic.

This book is her record of what happened on that terrible day and how she has coped with the vicissitudes of life and just as importantly how life has coped with her.

In places the book is terribly matter of fact when describing terrible things that happened to her and the many others
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