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Blindness -

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Related booklists: Blindness: Books for Children and Young Adults,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 8 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness by M. Leona Godin
    There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness - by M. Leona Godin

    £22.50   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781524748715 | ISBN 10: 1524748714

    From Homer to Helen Keller, from Dune to Stevie Wonder, from the invention of braille to the science of echolocation, M. Leona Godin explores the fascinating history of blindness, interweaving it with her own story of gradually losing her sight.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap
    The Rules of Seeing - by Joe Heap

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780008293192 | ISBN 10: 0008293198

    Winner of the Debut Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2019   When you make eye contact, when you hold someone's gaze, it’s the closest thing to knowing you're not alone in the world.   After 32 years of living her life in the dark, Jil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes on Blindness: A Journey Through the Dark by John Hull
    Notes on Blindness: A Journey Through the Dark - by John Hull

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781258590 | ISBN 10: 1781258597

    'It's a gift. Not a gift I want, but it is a gift'   Days before the birth of his first son, writer and academic John M. Hull started to go blind. He would lose his sight entirely, plunged into darkness, unable to distinguish any sense of light or ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Blind Man of Hoy by Red Szell
    The Blind Man of Hoy - by Red Szell

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910124222 | ISBN 10: 1910124222

    'From the moment I watched a documentary of Chris Bonington and Tom Patey climb the perpendicular flanks of the Old Man of Hoy I knew that my life would not be complete until I had followed in their footholds. That was in 1983 when I was thirteen. Wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind by Rosemary Mahoney
    For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind - by Rosemary Mahoney

    £13.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780316043434 | ISBN 10: 0316043435

    In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. F ... more

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  • Cover image of book What to Look for in Winter by Candia McWilliam
    What to Look for in Winter - by Candia McWilliam

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099539537 | ISBN 10: 0099539535

    Candia McWilliam had just joined the judging panel of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2006 when she started to lose her sight. The gradual onset of blindness seemed like an assault especially tailored for someone whose life consisted of reading a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness by Terry Rowden
    The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness - by Terry Rowden

    £22.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780472050642 | ISBN 10: 0472050648

    The Songs of Blind Folk explores the ways that the lives and careers of blind and visually impaired African American musicians and singers have mirrored the changes in America's image of African Americans and the social positioning and possibilities ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World I Live in by Helen Keller, edited and with an introduction by Roger Shattuck
    The World I Live in - by Helen Keller, edited and with an introduction by Roger Shattuck

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781590170670 | ISBN 10: 1590170679

    Out of print for nearly a century, The World I Live In is Helen Keller's most personal and intellectually adventurous work one that transforms our appreciation of her extraordinary achievements.  Here this preternaturally gifted deaf and blind ... more

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