Former dentist spends year typing novel with one finger

Brain injury led to writing therapy

Former practicing dentist Stephen Davis spent a year typing his debut novel with one finger after a life threatening brain injury.

The 57-year-old was left in a coma for five weeks after falling from his horse in a polo match three years ago. He has had to learn to walk and talk again after suffering paralysis, multiple skull fractures, and a broken arm and shoulder.

Now he has just published his first novel, "The Merlin Legacy," after spending a year typing the 82,000-word book out on his word processor.

Dr. Davis, who is a former chairman of the Meplash Show, said, “It took a year. I typed it all using one finger on my right hand. Word processors are a great thing.”

Dr. Davis, who didn’t have the use of his left hand, added, “It was part of my fight back against the brain injury."

Read the entire article at dorsetecho.co.uk.

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