'Feet on the Ground is [Filson's] previously unpublished, autobiographical novel. It was written during the 1940s about a period in her life when her illness reached its toxic peak. Given less than 48 hours to live by Western medicine, she encountered an Indian healer, displaced by the Depression and looking for work as a gardener. He applied his healing skills and saved her life. This meeting of East and West in leafy, pre-war Mosman recalls a time when attitudes encouraged through the White Australia Policy jostled with more enlightened perspectives...' --- back cover.
Writing Disability in Australia:
|Type of disability||Rheumatoid arthritis.|
|Type of character||Primary.|
|Point of view||First person (autobiographical).|