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A Solitary Confinement

A true story about Guillain-Barre Syndrome by
Robin Sheppard

Triumph Over Adversity: A Solitary Confinement and Guillain-Barre Syndrome

March, 2024

Discover the inspiring story of ‘A Solitary Confinement’, a powerful narrative that follows the author’s courageous fight against Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). This touching account offers a raw and honest portrayal of the author’s struggle against the threat of paralysis and the overwhelming challenges of GBS. Despite the isolation and limitations of the condition, this narrative highlights the strength of the human spirit and reveals a remarkable source of hope and resilience. With heartfelt reflections and eloquent writing, ‘A Solitary Confinement‘ is a timeless tribute to the unyielding courage that dwells within us all.

“A Solitary Confinement” is a story of triumph over adversity, chronicling the author’s journey through Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) to eventual liberation. The author shares their struggle with readers, where the daunting spectre of paralysis looms, threatening to engulf every facet of life. Despite the solitude and confinement imposed by the relentless progression of GBS, the author discovers an unexpected reservoir of resilience and courage, illuminating the human capacity to persevere in the face of the impossible.

Ultimately, this inspiring tale serves as a beacon of light in the darkness, inspiring readers to embrace their own journey with courage and fortitude, knowing that even in the solitary confinement of adversity, the human spirit remains unbreakable.

Inspiring Stories of Overcoming: Triumph Over Adversity

Behind the Scenes: An Interview with the Author of ‘A Solitary Confinement'” offers readers an exclusive glimpse into the mind and motivations of the individual behind this captivating narrative. Through candid insights and reflections, the author shares the personal journey that inspired ‘A Solitary Confinement,’ shedding light on the challenges faced and lessons learned along the way. From the initial spark of inspiration to the difficult process of writing and publication, this behind-the-scenes interview provides a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and the profound impact of storytelling.

The book “A Solitary Confinement: Always Look on the Bright Side, Even Though You’re Paralyzed from the Neck Downwards” has received excellent reviews from readers in the United Kingdom. They appreciate the author’s honest portrayal of living with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and its heartening message of resilience. UK readers admire the author’s ability to find humour and hope despite adversity, making it an inspiring and relatable read for those facing similar challenges. There are several famous people with GBS also who battled this disease.

Top reviews from the United Kingdom for the Solitary Confinement

Jane Pendlebury

5.0 out of 5 stars

 A story of determination. positivity and love

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 July 2023

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This is a raw account of Robin’s journey of recovery from Guillain Barre Syndrome. It is, in many ways, an uplifting and entertaining read. I am sure it would be incredibly valuable to anyone suffering from GBS or supporting a friend/family member.


5.0 out of 5 stars

 Great read

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 November 2022

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I lived through this illness with a friend who I’m happy to say like Robin is ok now.

It was fascinating to get the story from someone else especially when it is told in

such an entertaining way.

Thanks, Robin, and great that you like my friend are almost back to where you were health-wise.

Kindle Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars

 Witty and heartfelt

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 August 2021

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On the surface, I thought this book would be depressing and a short sob story but ultimately it was a beautiful, witty, and extremely human soul-felt book.

Peter Hancock

5.0 out of 5 stars


Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 June 2019

Robin Sheppard’s account of how the dreadful Guillain-Barre syndrome reduced a successful entrepreneur to total paralysis would be compelling enough on its own but his slow, partial recovery and his eventual return to dizzy heights in the hotel business are inspirational.

Charlie Somerset

5.0 out of 5 stars


Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2019

How to take on an agonising, melancholic, impasse in your life and laugh right back at it. All in one easy read. Well I say easy, but that only describes the writing style; the subject matter is far from easy and hard to comprehend, such is the pathos. Yet crafted in a brisk dark humoured way. Essential reading for anyone suffering an acute illness or affected by a loved one going through tough times.

For readers who are interested in learning more about GBS and the human experience of overcoming challenges, “A Solitary Confinement” provides a compelling and enlightening narrative. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

As of February 2024, this book has sold 60,000 copies. Grab your copy now.