Polly Atkin

Polly Atkin

Polly Atkin (FRSL) lives in the English Lake District. Her publications include poetry collections Basic Nest Architecture (Seren, 2017) and Much With Body (Seren, 2021), biography Recovering Dorothy: The Hidden Life of Dorothy Wordsworth (Saraband: 2021), and a memoir, Some Of Us Just Fall: On Nature and Not Getting Better (Sceptre: 2023).

Interviews with Polly Atkin

The best books on Chronic Illness, recommended by Polly Atkin

Living with a long-term condition or disability is difficult, says Polly Atkin, the author of Some of Us Just Fall. Those affected often feel isolated, misunderstood, or frustrated by their interactions with the medical establishment. But books about chronic illness will remind you that you are not alone; here, she recommends five memoirs that offer insight into the “kingdom of the unwell.”

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