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· Dimensions of Mystery

· A Two Faced Poet

· Millennium Dawn (anthology)

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· Garry Trotter and the Portal of Pleasure #7

· Garry Trotter and the Portal of Pleasure #3 (Adult Humour)

· The King of the Ribble Delta Blues Singers (humour)

· A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 19

· A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 18

· A Stroke of Luck - Chapter 17

· Freedom Of Speech And Information - Why It Is So Important

· The Science Fraud: Many Scientific Research Papers Are Pure Gobbledegook

· Maybe You Should Think About Getting a Tinfoil Hat After all

· Merry Atheistmas

· High Brasil: Fairy Tale Or Atlantis

· Captive Minds And Intellectual Cowardice

· Is The Universe Helping Us Think

· Deliberately Wrecking Our Environment

· Why War Is Inevitable

· Helping The Mind Cope With Stress

· We Made Love

· The Hands Of Old People

· Time Travellers

· The Pompous Toad

· Bye Bye Blackbird (parody)

· Sleepless Nights Of A Little boy

· Fitness Fanatics Blues

· The Goddess - Anima Mundi

· Spider

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· Poetry Life and Times Interviews Janet Caldwell

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A Stroke of Luck
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Publisher:  Free Internet Download Type:  Non-Fiction


Copyright:  Dec 16 2000

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Free e-book. A Memoir of Recovery, the medical professions wrote me off, it sounds heavy but is good fun - read the reviews. Will be out in paperback late in 2004 but if you can't wait I am now in the process of loading it as 20 stories here at AD. Download each as they come online or read here.
Update; DEC 2, 2004 The Book will be on sale next week. Return to this page for details of where to buy.

An irreverent memoir of recovery from a serious brain haemorrhage. Funny and easy to read it concentrates on the rebuilding of self - esteem and dignity rather than the medical aspects of the problem. Should interest anybody trying to come to terms with a difficult problem and will certainly change attitudes to brain damage. The book is entertaining reading and will also interest anybody who likes reading about the potential of the mind, unorthodox positive thinking techniques and the power of really stubborn b******s to overcome any obstacle.

A Stroke of Luck will be out in paperback later in 2004 and as I have had a lot of earache from fellow stroke survivors since the free download disappeared from the web (the ISP folded and I could not be arsed building another website for a while) I am now in the process of loading each chapter on my stories page here at AD. Jump to the Stories menu and follow it through - there will be a delay in getting all chapters on as it is not fair to other authors to hog the front page.




From Chapter 7

Cathy (a physiotherapist) wrapped herself round me, pelvis pressed against my left hip and a thigh hooked over my buttocks as she began to push upwards on the paralysed muscles of my back. "I'm trying to promote elongation here" she said. There was elongation but not where she wanted it. To avoid embarrassment I tried to recite Hamlet's soliloquy but the obly line of Shakespeare that came to mind was "Oh that this too too solid flesh would melt"

Reader Reviews for "A Stroke of Luck"

Reviewed by Joe McCarthy
Nice excerpt. Enjoyed your choice of words.
Reviewed by Nell Gavin
You need to have someone in the next room as you read this, because you have to share it - if you can speak while you're rolling on the floor.
Reviewed by Victoria Murray
Very Nicely Written By This Very Talented Writer...
Victoria Taylor Murray
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