Tales from Cancerland: A (mostly) medical memoir (Paperback)

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Tales from Cancerland: A (mostly) medical memoir (Paperback)

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"Ileana von Hirsch writes with a light touch and a warm heart. Her bravery and zest for life shine from every page of this book. Her woes and joys will make you cry, laugh - and think."

Edward Lucas


Tales from Cancerland follows on from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo and continues the author's adventures as she gets used to life with cancer. In turn absurd, hilarious, irreverent, but always candid, as she writes,

"If I have made Cancerland sound as if it is sometimes fun, that is because it can be, and more often than one might think."


Implausible as this sounds, if you or someone you care about are stuck in Cancerland, this cheery collection of tales, which meanders in a leisurely way around plot flaws in King Lear, escaping from hospitals, scoring your favourite drugs, what to do if told to pee into a sock, getting your children to empty the dishwasher, curing insomnia and dealing with well-meant but baffling gifts, is a high-spirited, informative and helpful guide to the country, its inhabitants and its customs.

Product Details ISBN: 9781915889676
ISBN-10: 1915889677
Publisher: Ileana Von Hirsch
Publication Date: March 10th, 2023
Pages: 168
Language: English