A Smell of Burning

A Smell of Burning: A Memoir of Epilepsy

Non-Fiction, Health & Lifestyle, Illnesses & Conditions
Paperback Published on: 03/08/2017
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One day Colin Grant's teenage brother Christopher failed to emerge from the bathroom. His family broke down the door to find him unconscious on the floor. None of their lives were ever the same again. Christopher was diagnosed with epilepsy. In A Smell of Burning Colin Grant tells the remarkable story of this strange and misunderstood disorder. He shows us the famous people with epilepsy like Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc and Vincent van Gogh, the pioneering doctors whose extraordinary breakthroughs finally helped gain an understanding of how the brain works, and, through the tragic tale of his brother, he considers the effect of epilepsy on his own life. '...this is a superb personal and historical account of the effect [epilepsy] has on the lives of sufferers and those around them.' - The Daily Telegraph

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099597872
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 22 mm

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A Smell of Burning
Excellent Book
Having suffered from epilepsy for most of my early life I found this book of personal and historical accounts of epilepsy strangely comforting. I found all... READ MORE
Benjamin Wilson