Issue 91 delves into the world of fiction, exploring autism and literature. Our readers discuss fiction not only as a means of escape, but as a way of helping them come to terms with the real world.

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Recommended read: 'An unexpected journey'

Ann P illustrates the power of fiction beautifully in her article 'An unexpected journey', in which she shares with us her love of Tolkein's novels, most notably, The Hobbit. 

Extract

'I loved and deeply sympathized with poor little Bilbo. The greatest dilemma that’s ever been presented to him: the peaceful prospect of staying behind in the beautiful sunshine beside the Water and eating his second breakfast in the dining-room — or the beckoning uncertainty of adventure in the great unknown.'

By Ann