Crooked Angels traces how memories of terror and neglect from childhood became stored in a woman's muscles. A fit, healthy and successful journalist wakes one summer's morning to discover something is terribly wrong, unable to move she is seized by excruciating paralysis. In a personal account of the link between past and present, body and mind, the author gradually discovers the root of the mystery illness that has held her trapped in a cage of pain. With almost forensic skill, Carol Lee follows a trail that starts from the still, confinement of her armchair leading her back to a childhood of Tanzanian landscapes, patriarchal oppression and an all-seeing, unforgiving God. Then on to a hectic life as a newspaper journalist, perpetually on the run from the demons that haunt her. It is only when she suffers this physical break down and with the help of a wise osteopath that she can begin to uncover the history that her body has stored and remembered for her; 'the story of your life, your history is written in your body.' As forgotten memories and old injuries are slowly unlocked so too does the body begin to recover.
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A major achievement. -- Joan Smith, Independent on Sunday Columnist
A natural storyteller... complex, compelling and memorable. -- Scotland on Sunday, 2001
A truly fascinating read. -- Dame Judi Dench
Unusual, possibly unique, in conception - and beautifully written. -- Readers' Review 2001
For years Carolís body has been hard at work to protect her from something she cannot grasp. With almost forensic skill Carol uncovers her hidden history and faces it. Crooked Angels is the compelling story of her journey back to health.
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Book Description 2002-01-31., 2002. Book Condition: New. Arrow Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 288pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1733629