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The Dandelion Diary: The Tricky Art of Walking (ePub) | Autobiography

Marguerite Black

Human & Rousseau

At the age of twelve, Marguerite Black one day inexplicably loses her balance while riding her bike, and slowly what has previously been a dimly perceived threat becomes a reality.

This is an account of her struggle to come to terms with Friedreich's ataxia, a crippling neurological disorder which her brother also suffers from.

Her description of an unfettered early childhood in Grahamstown forms a sharp contrast with the increasing sense of despair when she realises that she is losing her ability to move normally. However, at the same time she is quietly determined to retain as much independence as she can, and she grows in many other ways. While fighting the disease remains a daily battle, in the end Marguerite's journey teaches her to 'dance in her own way'.

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The Dandelion Diary: The Tricky Art of Walking (ePub) | Autobiography

Author: Marguerite Black
Category: Autobiography
ISBN: 9780798155472
Date Released: 02 September 2009
Price (incl. VAT): R 300.00
Format: ePub, 128pp

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Marguerite Black

Catharina Margaretha Black was born on 25 January 1978, and in her teens she was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a rare neuromuscular condition which...