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  • [A] brilliant, tender book… An extraordinary work of love and art, which left me choked with tears.

    Maggie Gee, Observer
  • A moving memoir as well as a historical study of epilepsy… With verve and sensitivity, Grant tells the stories of individual sufferers.

    James McConnachie, Sunday Times, Book of the Year
  • Grant’s exploration of the literary, political, medical and scientific history of epilepsy is hugely compelling; his telling of the story of two brothers transcends the book’s twin genres and leaves us with a wry, gentle masterpiece.

    Seamus Sweeney, Times Literary Supplement
  • A fascinating personal and historical account. *****

    Helen Brown, Sunday Telegraph
  • A flawless amalgam of personal memoir, mind science and medical history.

    Ian Thomson, Spectator

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