Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome

In Loving Andrew a mother recounts how the birth of her firstborn son, Andrew, with Down syndrome and the loss to cancer of a second baby start a family’s journey through the maze of parenthood. Woven into Andrew’s story is an informative review of changing attitudes toward the disabled during the last half century, making this a book for everyone. More

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About Romy Wyllie

Romy Wyllie started writing in her mid-sixties and has published three books. Two books are on architecture: "Caltech’s Architectural Heritage: From Spanish Tile to Modern Stone" (Balcony Press, 2000, 287 pp.), and "Bertram Goodhue: His Life and Residential Architecture" (W. W. Norton, 2007, 224 pp.). Wyllie’s most recent book is a memoir: "Loving Andrew: a Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome" (CreateSpace, 2012, 306 pp.). This book has received six awards, listed at www.romywyllie.com. In addition to her books, Wyllie wrote a chapter “The Architecture of the National Academy of Sciences” in "Convergence: The Art Collection of the National Academy of Sciences" (National Academy of Sciences, 2012). Wyllie is an Honorary Alumna of Caltech, where she leads a volunteer Architectural Tour Service. She has an MA in English and History from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (1955), and post-graduate diplomas in Business and Secretarial Practices, and Interior Design. In 2013 she closed her 35-year-old Interior Design practice.

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