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Before I Forget: How I Survived a Diagnosis of Younger-Onset Dementia

By: Christine Bryden

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Jessica Kingsley Publishers: 2015

Seller ID: 004577

ISBN: 0670078743

Condition: New


'Some days all I want to do is give up the constant, exhausting struggle and stop trying to be normal. But I can't. It's not in me to walk away from a fight. I'll keep fighting and telling my story. Before I forget.' When she was just 46, Christine Bryden - science advisor to the prime minister and single mother of three daughters - was diagnosed with younger-onset dementia. Doctors told her to get her affairs in order as she would soon be incapable of doing so. Twenty years later she is still thriving, still working hard to rewire her brain even as it loses its function. The unusually slow ... View more info

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My Brilliant Career

By: Miles Franklin

Price: $26.95

Publisher: USA, Penguin: 2011

Seller ID: 9780143105053

ISBN: 0143105051

Condition: New


Girls! Girls! Those of you who have hearts, and therefore wish for happiness, homes, and husbands by and by, never develop a reputation for being clever. When sixteen-year-old Miles Franklin began writing a thinly disguised novel about her youth in the Australian bush, she meant to 'show just how ridiculous the life around me would be as story material.' But when My Brilliant Career was published in 1901, it struck its author's native country like a small bomb and so scandalized Australians that Franklin demanded that it not be published again until ten years after her death. Today it remains ... View more info

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My Brilliant Career

By: Miles Franklin

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 9781921922190

ISBN: 1921922192

Condition: New


Introduced by Jennifer Byrne. This is not a romance - I have too often faced the music of life to the tune of hardship to waste time in snivelling and gushing over fancies and dreams; neither is it a novel, but simply a yarn - a real yarn. Oh! Written with all the high spirits of youth, My Brilliant Career is the unforgettable tale of Sybylla Melvin, a headstrong country girl - passionate, endearing, stubborn, honest - and her fraught journey from rags to riches to rags. View more info