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Review book: The unremarkable man. My encounter with cancer

Review book: The unremarkable man. My encounter with cancer (acute myeloid leukaemia). Terry Barry has written a perceptive and heart-warming story about his experience of leukaemia. He draws on medical records and diary entries and writes in an engagingly immediate style, skilfully and sympathetically addressing the physical, psychological and emotional turmoil that affected him, family and friends, prompting him to re-evaluate his recollection of past events and determining his aspirations and goals for the future. (Publisher)

You need to be 18 years old or over to apply for this opportunity.

You need to have experience of cancer to apply for this opportunity.

What we're looking for

  • Experience of cancer (patient, carer, family member or friend)
  • Reliability
  • Critical skills - prepared to be honest, but fair
  • Time to read the book thoroughly and complete a review form
  • A love of reading

What you can gain from this opportunity

  • Read a book about one man's experience of leukaemia and improve your knowledge
  • Help improve the quality of books stocked in our cancer centres/libraries
  • Help others affected by cancer choose what to read and what to avoid
  • Become part of the Macmillan volunteering community
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