Just Some Stories for Eleanor

Just Some Stories for Eleanor

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In 1987, 39-year-old Stephen Pegg was a teacher enjoying an active outdoor life when stiffness in one hand, which he had dismissed as a sports injury, was diagnosed as motor neurone disease, a fatal muscle-wasting condition. Within a year he was totally disabled - unable to move his arms and legs and virtually unable to speak. Dependent on his wife and distanced from his young daughter Eleanor, he began to write, painstakingly tapping out the words first with a head-pointer on an electric typewriter and then on a specially-adapted computer. He won a national diary-writing competition and, encouraged by his success, decided to use what was left of his life to write for Eleanor, so that in years to come she would know something of her father and his love for her. This book is Stephen Pegg's gift to his daughter - a collection of writings about his early life, family and friends, incidents and experiences, which he hopes will amuse his wife and daughter when he is no longer around.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 111 x 178mm
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 055213824X
  • 9780552138246