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Falling and Laughing By Grace Maxwell

Falling and Laughing by Grace Maxwell

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Summary

In February 2005, Edwyn Collins suffered two devastating brain haemorrhages. Doctors advised that if he did survive, there would be little of him left. But with the help of his partner Grace and their 18-year-old son Will, Edwyn fought back. Through a long and arduous road of therapy he began to re-inhabit his body until he could walk again.

Falling and Laughing Summary

Falling and Laughing: The Restoration of Edwyn Collins by Grace Maxwell

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 and was suffering from aphasia - an inability to use or understand language. When he initially recovered consciousness the only words he could say were 'Grace', 'Maxwell', 'yes' and 'no'. But with the help of his partner Grace and their 18-year-old son Will, Edwyn fought back. Slowly, and with monumental effort, he began to teach his brain to read and speak all over again - with some areas of his mind it was if he had been a slate wiped utterly clean. Through a long and arduous road of therapy he began to re-inhabit his body until he could walk again. Grace's story is an intimate and inspiring account of what you do to survive when your husband is all but taken away without warning by a stroke.

About Grace Maxwell

Grace Maxwell was born in Lanarkshire. She moved to London in 1980, where she met Edwyn Collins. Since 1984 she has been his manager and partner. Together they have an 18-year-old son, Will. They live in London and East Sutherland. Edwyn Collins sold his stamp collection at the age of 16 to buy a guitar and never looked back. In the early 80s his band, Orange Juice were the first act on the now legendary Postcard Records label. His wonderful songs, dandy looks and cultured wit made him an idol of the burgeoning indie scene. With Orange Juice and as a solo artist he has released a total of nine albums including Gorgeous George, that contained the worldwide hit 'A Girl Like You', and most recently Home Again.

Additional information

GOR002267837
9780091929992
0091929997
Falling and Laughing: The Restoration of Edwyn Collins by Grace Maxwell
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2009-07-09
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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