Celebrities share dyslexia experiences in new book

PRINCESS Beatrice, Sir Steve Redgrave, Nicholas Parsons and Elaine C Smith are amongst celebrities who have contributed to a new book about dyslexia.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 31st October 2011, 12:04 pm

They have all shared their personal experiences in the new book, Dyslexia and Us, which was being launched today at Edinburgh’s Central Library.

Not every contributor is dyslexic but they have all been sufficiently affected by dyslexia to write their story.

Entries have been printed exactly as they were submitted, without spelling or punctuation corrected.

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Edinburgh’s culture leader Councillor Deidre Brock, who has written an introduction for the book, said: “It has been an honour to read these powerful life stories about dyslexia, especially as I know first hand from the experience of family members how debilitating this condition can be at times.

“Some stories will make you laugh, some will make you cry, but every one allows you to view dyslexia through the eyes of those the condition affects.”