A personal memoir of the last great polio epidemic, affecting 50,000 people, and of the author’s own experience of polio; a portrait of his parents, both radicals; and the story of the epidemic in Cork, Ireland, where the author and his family lived in the mid 1950s.
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Patrick Cockburn writes on foreign affairs for the Independent. His previous books are Getting Russia Wrong and Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein.Review:
"Charming, interesting and moving by turn" -- Anthony Daniels * Sunday Telegraph * "Engrossing... an often perceptive genre-defying gem...engaging and entertaining" -- Tom Adair * Scotland on Sunday * "This is wonderful writing...Brilliant...Cockburn has pulled off something remarkable" * Observer * "The best journalist's autobiography to appear for years... This is a story of endurance and a hugely adventurous mind, elegantly told" * Evening Standard * "Sad and entertaining, and altogether evocative of a vanished Ireland" * Sunday Times *
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0224071084
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110224071084