A novel idea – or so it seemed

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The Independent Culture

A woman who spent three months in a coma with a brain illness is celebrating the publication of the debut novel she had forgotten that she was writing. Alexandra Singer, 29, suffered long-term memory loss after an attack of cerebral lupus in 2008. While in hospital, her brother, Joshua, found the notes to the novel, Tea at the Grand Tazi. Ms Singer, from Cheadle, Greater Manchester, said: "I had a memory of writing but I thought I was dreaming."

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