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Tue 24 Mar

Melanie Reid – The World I Fell Out Of

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Times
7:00pm

Venue St Peter's School, St Peter's School, Clifton

Price £10.00

Melanie Reid – The World I Fell Out Of

Tue 24 Mar

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Tue 24 Mar

Times

7:00pm

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Venue

St Peter's School, St Peter's School, Clifton

Price

£10.00

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York Literature Festival 2020

@ St Peter’s School

In 2010, Melanie Reid fell from her horse, breaking her neck and fracturing her lower back. She was 52. Paralysed from the chest down, she spent almost a year in hospital, determinedly working towards gaining as much movement in her limbs as possible, and learning to navigate her way through a world that had previously been invisible to her. As a journalist Melanie had always turned to words and now, on a spinal ward peopled by an extraordinary array of individuals similarly at sea, she decided that writing would be her lifeline. The World I Fell Out Of is an account of that year and the untold ‘back story’ behind Melanie’s award-winning ‘Spinal Column’ in The Times Magazine.

Melanie will be in conversation with Sarah Maine whose latest novel, Women of the Dunes, was recently Waterstones’ Scottish Book of the Month.

York Literature Festival 2020