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y separately published work icon Born at the Right Time single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Born at the Right Time
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'Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. At his school, the other blind boys were destined to spend their lives making baskets in a sheltered workshop, but Ron's mother had other ideas for her son. She insisted on treating him as normally as possible and sending him to a regular school. In this endearing memoir, Ron recounts his own social awkwardness and physical mishaps, and shares his early fears that he might never manage to have a proper career, find love or become a parent. He has achieved all this and more, becoming a professor of law at a prestigious university and chairing a committee at the United Nations. Ron's glass is always half-full. He has taken advantage of every new assistive technology and is in awe of what is now available to allow him and other blind people to realise their potential. His is a life richly lived, by a man who remains open to all people from all walks of life.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Blindness.
    Type of character Primary (autobiographical).
    Point of view First person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2019 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      • Published July 2019.

      ISBN: 9781760875015
Last amended 3 Apr 2019 14:27:35