The story of epilepsy; Win a copy of ‘A Smell of Burning’
We are giving our supporters the chance to win a hardback copy of ‘A Smell of Burning’, the story of epilepsy, written by author Colin Grant.
‘A Smell of Burning’ tells the story of a condition which is still widely misunderstood today. Colin reflects on his own experiences in the book, where he details the moment his brother Christopher was found unresponsive on the floor, later being diagnosed with epilepsy.
Many people living with epilepsy will identify with parts of the book, as Colin writes about the myths and misconceptions surrounding the condition from the past, for example, people who had seizures were seen as ‘possessed’ and were even forbidden to marry or have children.
Although epilepsy discrimination still exists, we are working hard to raise awareness through our national campaigns, such as the Everyone Knows Someone campaign, which encourages people to talk and learn more about the condition.
Colin touches on the history of epilepsy and the research breakthroughs that have led to a better understanding on how the brain works. He also tells the stories of famous people with epilepsy such as Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Vincent Van Gogh.
For your chance to win a a copy of 'A smell of burning' please fill out the form below