Brenda Eldridge / Facing Cancer
We were enjoying a blissful life, making the most of every day. I, the poet, was still rather bemused by the freedoms of retirement and Stephen was doing what he loves – publishing. Our idyll was rudely interrupted when we were told that Stephen had cancer.
Claire Laishley / The Diary of Delores D'Lump
Claire Laishley wasn’t particularly concerned when she found a lump in her breast. She’d had two others removed over the years, both benign, and at the time the doctor had intimated there would probably be more. But this time things would be different. The Diary of Delores D’Lump covers the twelve-month period from the day breast cancer was diagnosed.
Dorothy Hansen / Minus One: A Year with Breast Cancer
This moving memoir details the first twelve months after a mastectomy and how one woman has dealt with it. Facing cancer focuses the mind sharply on both the past and the future: the present has simply to be got through. The author's hope is that her struggle to make sense of her situation may help others and their intimates.
Kate Cramond / Beating My Breast: A diary of life and connection
If there are any perks from breast cancer, Changing Your Life should be one of them. Yeah, right. Nearly a year out from my diagnosis - just when everyone expects me to dust myself off and move on - I’m dull and dreary and utterly bogged. So I start a diary.
Nerelle Poroch / Eugene's Gift
Eugene’s gift was to come to terms with his own situation in a quiet, courageous way that inspired those around him.
Sally Rynveld & Guy Winship / A Good Life: the story of Guy Winship and Good Return
This is the story of Guy Winship, told in his own words. Growing up in South Africa during the apartheid years, Guy joined the struggle for equality and democracy while throwing himself into improving conditions in poor communities.