- Narrated by: Polly Atkin
- Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
- Release date: 07-06-23
Some of Us Just Fall By Polly Atkin AudioBook summary
‘Long before I knew I was sick, I knew I was breakable…’
A raw and exquisite meditation on chronic illness and our place within the landscape, from prize-winning poet Polly Atkin.
After years of unexplained health problems, Polly Atkin’s perception of her body was rendered fluid and disjointed. When she was finally diagnosed with two chronic conditions in her thirties, she began to piece together what had been happening to her – all the misdiagnoses, the fractures, the dislocations, the bone-crushing exhaustion, the not being believed.
Some of Us Just Fall combines memoir, pathography and nature writing to trace a fascinating journey through illness, a journey which led Polly to her current home in the Lake District, where outdoor swimming is purported to cure all, and where every day Polly uses the natural world to help tame her illness. Polly delves into the history of her two genetic conditions, uncovering how these illnesses were managed (or not) in times gone by and exploring how best to plan for her own future.