Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst's new book in the press

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Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst has been interviewed in The Observer about his new book Metamorphosis: A Life in Pieces, which explores the unexpected ways his life has been transformed since a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2017.

Douglas-Fairhurst has called the book he has written about his illness Metamorphosis: A Life in Pieces – a reference not only to the way his MS has transformed him physically, but a nod also to Franz Kafka’s novella of 1915, in which a salesman called Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find that overnight he has become a giant insect. In the days and weeks after his diagnosis, when things seemed frightening and bleak, Douglas-Fairhurst often thought of poor Gregor. Would his own fate be similar? 

Read the full article on The Observer website

Find out more about Professor Douglas-Fairhurst's book on the publisher's website