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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Paperback

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Paperback

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One of the most remarkable memoirs ever written.

The diary of Jean-Dominique Bauby who, with his left eyelid (the only surviving muscle after a massive stroke) dictated a remarkable book about his experiences locked inside his body. A masterpiece and a bestseller in France.

In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French Elle and the father of two young children, suffered a massive stroke and found himself paralysed and speechless. But his mind remained as active and alert as it had ever been.

Using his only functioning muscle – his left eyelid – he was determined to tell his remarkable story, painstakingly spelling it out letter by letter.

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly records Bauby’s lonely existence but also the ability to invent a life for oneself in the most appalling of circumstances. It one of the most extraordinary books about the triumph of the human spirit ever written.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008610036
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm
Edition: Collins Modern Classics edition

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