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Only one way up
Kristine Gibbs

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This book was by my late sister (died 2007 from her 5th brain hemorrhage) and was about the period of her life when she had her second hemorrhage in 1974 during her mid 20's. The story is her perception of reality both during the period directly before the illness, the illness itself and the recovery along with her perceived rejection by society. Her original text was some 700 pages so the publication was some what cut down! She was a devout and mostwould say an extreme Christian who was able to rationalize a perfectly normal illness as being given to her by God because she was selected to atone for collective sins. Thus this is an interesting view from an extreme position.
Aspects she covered include her perceived preparation by the holy spirit, the illness, bad treatment by nursing and medical staff, her flat mates and ex employers, along with her being under constant attack by the devil.
I must add that having been around at the time much of this happened, what is recorded is frequently not reality but her perception of such and religious justifications for her illness.
An interesting insight into the false reality that religion can create.

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Only one way up
Kristine Gibbs ; foreword by A.S. Duncan.

Published 1981 by Darton, Longman & Todd in London .
Written in English.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
362.1/968/100924
Library of Congress
RC394.H37 G53 1981

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 168 p. ;
Number of pages
168

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL4161210M
ISBN 10
0232514461
LC Control Number
80142372
OCLC/WorldCat
9513160
Goodreads
3774951

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