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The Silent Scream: Living with the Beast Paperback – 1 Dec 2013

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Product details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd (1 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783061901
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783061907
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,754,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in July 1958, C. A. Warren-Howles always wrote for school magazines. She worked for holistic arts magazine Cadeuceus, and has launched and written for a number of publications including Oxfordshire Living. She has had first-hand experience watching her father suffer with Motor Neurone Disease, for which there is no cure, and hopes to raise awareness of the disease through her first novel.

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This book is well written with very clear descriptions of various things. Scenery, feelings, situations are all described in beautiful pros. The book makes you think to yourself, what if? We all know that death will take us one day but we never think about when or how it might happen. The subject of the book is a very capable man who is affected by a condition which affects 2 people in every 100,000.
The story has affected me and will alter my outlook on various things.
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The use of words in this book to describe the descent of the writers father into the cage are eloquent.

Her ability to see the world through the eyes as he is affected by Motor Neurone Disease are so powerfully moving that it makes you wonder how any of us would behave and cope if we were affected by this vile disease.

This book finally brings Motor Neurone Disease into the 21st Century and how we need to provide much needed funding to research further into finally finding a cure for this disease.

My love and admiration for Cohl writing this book and the years it has taken for her words to appear on the pages of The Silent Scream.

Saul Warren-Howles
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This is a well written account of how MND takes over your body and how no amount of fighting it will make a difference. This book has in a way made me realise more what my mum went through in silence. It shows how quickly things we take for granted can change and then be gone speech movement etc. the title really says it all. I found some bits hard to read as memories came flooding back. A cure needs to be found for this devasting disease. My mum once wrote in a email to a friend whom had cancer " I would swap with you in a heart beat as at least I would get a chance to fight it ". Please let's do all we can to get this cure. Well done C.A.Warren-Howles
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This is a beautifully written story detailing the final nine months of a husband and father who is forced to deal with an unstoppable disease. The story is captivating and thought provoking. Being well written with good pace and structure I found myself easily drawn into the story. Although the final outcome is not a mystery the author successfully engages the reader with a series of unknown and unexpected developments as the disease progresses. Throughout I found myself wondering 'what next?' and questioning myself about how my family and I would cope with such a savage disease. The author cleverly educates the reader and although tells a devastating story she paints an underlying picture of beauty, warmth and love. By using detailed descriptive language the author writes efficiently creating vivid imagery in the readers mind. Many descriptive phrases throughout the text serve to embellish the story and befittingly pay respect to an intelligent and passionate man. I recommend this book to health care professionals and families dealing with life changing illnesses such as Motor Neurone Disease. More simply I would recommend this book to anyone who has forgotten how lucky they are to be fit and well.
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Very moving book. Beautifully written. Made me think about my own mortality in a way I rarely do. All that time we waste on worrying about our little problems and how we largely miss the stuff that's important.
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