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  • Hachette Books Ireland

Talk to the Headscarf: Fighting Cancer. Finding Hope.

Emma Hannigan

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Biography: general, Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction, Coping with illness & specific conditions

'A gloriously uplifting and terribly wise account of living with cancer.' Cathy Kelly

Emma Hannigan was thirty-two and married with two small children when she found out that she had an 85 per cent chance of developing cancer. Over the following year she had a double mastectomy and both ovaries removed, reducing her cancer risk to five per cent. But then her worst fears were realised. Cancer struck anyway.

Talk to the Headscarf is the story of how she lived, laughed and overcame some of the toughest times in her life.

Emma has now battled cancer eight times. In this inspirational account, she shares with us the highs and lows of her astounding story and shows us that, against the odds, life can and does carry on.

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Praise for Talk to the Headscarf: Fighting Cancer. Finding Hope.

  • 'Inspirational...and unmissable' - U magazine

  • 'An unusual and powerfully upbeat memoir...Talk to the Headscarf is a meditation about life, not death.' - Irish Independent

  • 'An extraordinary story' - Ryan Tubridy

  • 'A gloriously uplifting and terribly wise account of living with cancer.' - Cathy Kelly

  • 'So honest, so darkly humourous, so miraculously positive, and - above all - really... funny...Anyone who knows someone with cancer; is undergoing treatment themselves; or just fancies keeping themselves abreast (pun partially intended) of what happens to "one in three" people, should most definitely give Talk to the Headscarf the time it readily deserves' - Sheena McGinley, entertainment.ie

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Emma Hannigan

Emma Hannigan is the author of four bestselling novels including Keeping Mum and a bestelling memoir, Talk to the Headscarf which charted her journey through cancer. Emma lives in Bray, Ireland, with her husband and two children.

For more about Emma, visit her website www.emmahannigan.com or follow her on Twitter @MsEmmaHannigan.

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