The World Regained
First published in 1957, The World Regained describes Dennis McEldowney's increasing disability caused by a congenital heart condition, the operation at Green Lane Hospital in 1950 that relieved this condition, and the mixed emotions he felt upon rediscovering the outside world. In 1958 the book won the Hubert Church Memorial Prize, the only award then given for prose. This re-issue features a new introduction and illustrations.
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He tells his remarkable story in a limpid style . . . . The book is beautifully modulated to its various stories and still makes for fascinating reading 45 years after the operation which began to change things for the author. – Bryan Walker, Waikato Times