When a fall from a bike left Julian Earl with a traumatic brain injury, he never anticipated how drastically his life—and his hobbies—would change as a result.
In August 2012, avid cyclist and former veterinary surgeon Julian was taking part in a local cycle race when he crashed. Julian is unable to remember the details of what happened, but suspects that he fell off his bike while travelling at 30 mph and his head hit the kerbstone.
Headway East London is a local charity supporting people affected by brain injury. They offer specialist support and services to survivors and their family, whilst also campaigning for greater public awareness. Their vision is to build a community where people with brain injury are valued, respected and able to fulfil their potential.
We are proud that Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s Bookshop of the Month. The article features a Q&A with Vivian Archer, which you can read here.
We’ve been receiving dozens of book orders by email and phone, and sending them out by post. Our special cycling volunteers are helping with local deliveries in Newham, Wanstead and Leytonstone.
Apart from many orders from our local customers, we’ve been sending signed copies of Polly Samson’s new novel A Theatre for Dreamers to fans across Europe, the USA and Australia! Your local independent bookshop is going global.
Are you locked down with children in years 5 or 6? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.
Michael Rosen’s poem, These Are The Hands, features in a book of poems from the heart of the NHS, which has just been published.