The Man Who Lost His Language

Registered by daffodil-2 of Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on 2/14/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by daffodil-2 from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 14, 2023
This book was taken from a swap shelf in the Horse & Groom pub in Tunstead, Norfolk. It is a hardback in excellent condition.
From the cover:- "When Sheila Hale's husband John suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, write or speak normally she embarked on a battle to restore him to normal life. This book shows how she followed every medical trail seeking knowledge of his condition, and at the same time maintained an extraordinary loving intimacy with him."
REVIEW:-"I felt that this book got off to a very bad start and I was soon bored with (to me) uninteresting details but it got better when the story of John and his medical details and the story of his stroke emerged. I couldn't believe that the author was told that "physiotherapy isn't allowed on the ward as we're not insured for it"! After all her husband was paralysed down one side.
It was devastating imagining how you or a loved one would feel if they lost their capacity to speak except for a few unintelligible sounds. In John's case this was made worse, in a way, as he mostly believed that he was speaking fairly normally and that people could understand him.
I found that some of the research that Sheila did was a little too complicated for me to grasp although I did applaud all her efforts to help John speak again. Also I would have liked to hear more about John's relationship with his children who hardly got a mention. The book made me both laugh and cry at certain points and it was certainly worth reading even though I did skim it a bit in places."
Reserved for another bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 2 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, March 30, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (3/30/2023 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom


This book was posted to another bookcrosser.

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Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 1, 2023
Arrived safely along with its friends. I wouldn't normally pick it up but will certainly give it a go Plum's theme allowing. Thanks for sharing.

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