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Melanie Reid – The World I Fell Out Of

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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 Spinal Column in The Times Magazine. It has recently won the Saltire Non-Fiction Book of the Year award.

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


March 24
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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St Peter’s School
York, YO30 6AB
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