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Wow!! Brilliant, beautiful, amazing. Some of her phrases left me breathless. Some of her language or references I did not understand as I am not as well read or familiar with the classics as she. Other reviewers have been critical of the fact that she has supposedly named dropped and had the oddity of being depressed whilst living in a friend's Chelsea flat - how weird - this is just what I found to be emminently human about her. She was alone, she was blind, her world was getting smaller and smaller - the fact that she happened to be in a Chelsea flat made not one bit of difference to the realities she was experiencing. It is a brutally honest book detailing the contradictions that she live in and with - for example of being alone, both in her blindness and her habit, whilst being surrounded by family and friends. Contradictions that not many of us always have the self-honesty to acknowledge. I admire her bravery and thank her for writing a book that shares the experience of living her life in all of its murky yet starling stark reality. Read it.