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The Girl Who Forgets How To Walk

Authors: Kate Davies

Published by Penned in the Margins

ISBN: 9781908058515

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We never speak of it, but here we know the land can’t be trusted The debut book from Cumbrian poet Kate Davis tells a personal narrative of the contraction of polio as a young girl, her subsequent disability and slow rehabilitation. A book of things known and not known, of untrustworthy ground and unsteady bodies, The Girl Who Forgets How to Walk finds comfort in the ancient limestone of her home county as she teaches herself to move again along its hills and coastlines. Inspiring, funny and deeply personal, with this book Davis creates her own map to navigate the wild landscape, demonstrating a unique connection to the earth beneath us.



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