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Description - Forever Today by Deborah Wearing

Clive Wearing is one of the most famous, extreme cases of amnesia ever known. In 1985, a virus completely destroyed the memory part of his brain, leaving him trapped in a limbo of the constant present. Since then, every conscious moment for him is as if he has just woken from a ten-year coma, repeated in an endless loop. A brilliant conductor and BBC music producer, Clive was at the height of his success when the illness struck. For seven years he was kept in the general ward in the London hospital where the ambulance first dropped him off, because there was nowhere else for him to go. His wife Deborah campaigned for better conditions, hopelessley searched for a cure, and, in her quest to find answers, founded a national charity. As damaged as Clive was, the musical part of his brain was unaffected, as was his passionate love for Deborah inding there was no way to bring Clive back home, Deborah eventually listened to the freinds who counselled her to get away, and she fled to America to start her life again. She initiated a divorce, fell for other men, but found it difficult to forget her love for Clive. Then, miraculously, in their transatlantic phone calls she noticed C

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552771696
ISBN-10: 0552771694
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Deborah Wearing

Deborah Wearing campaigned for specialist services for brain-injured people and helped found a national charity, the Amnesia Association (merged in 1991 with Headway). She now works as a communications officer in the NHS.