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Breaking the Silence (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 26/02/2015
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Jo Milne had already lived a lifetime surrounded by silence, profoundly deaf from birth, when she began to lose her sight. Just before turning thirty, Jo was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a rare genetic and progressive condition that will one day rob her of her sight altogether.

In 2014 she made a life-changing decision to undergo major surgery. She had cochlear implants fitted allowing her to hear for the first time. Every moment of Jo's days since the operation has become a journey of discovery.

Over 12 million people watched the poignant video of the moment that 39 year old Jo Milne's cochlear implants were switched on allowing her to hear for the first time in her life.

Breaking the Silence is a remarkable and beautifully written memoir that will serve as an inspiration to everyone who reads it. By turns, heart-breaking and heart-warming, it is the incredibly uplifting life-story of a woman who refused to give up hope and always lives life with a smile upon her face.

Watch Jo hear for the first time here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyDdVJ81Ixs

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473606005
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 514 g
Dimensions: 241 x 166 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A quietly devastating book about disability and a moving memoir about growing up in a warm and loving family... At the heart of the book is the experience of what it is like to hear for the first time... Her book will inspire us. Jo is a remarkable woman and a wonderful writer, and Breaking the Silence demands to be widely read. * Mail on Sunday *
The book is so beautiful, the story is so wonderful. * Lauren Laverne *
A fascinating insight into the challenge of living with a disability. * Scotsman *
extremely moving * Sunday Express *
Jo's story is inspiring. We are so touched and humbled that 'One Day Like This' is a part of it. * Elbow *
Her memoir of a life lived in light and darkness, silence and sound, is bright with her courage and humanity. * The Times *
One woman's inspirational story that will make you appreciate your sense like never before. * The Sunday People *
How a woman born deaf took the gamble of her life and escaped a world of silence...The joy of the piano. The echo of her footsteps. Even the hum of the fridge. How one woman's inspiring story will make YOU appreciate the sounds you take for granted. * Daily Mail *
An incredibly moving and inspiring story * Evening Chronicle *

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