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Review book: Radiation diaries (2018)

Review book: Radiation diaries. Cancer, memory and fragments of a life in words (2018) After a life of reading and writing, what does it feel like to be deprived of both, to be thrown back only on what’s in your head? The literary snippets that emerge into Todd’s consciousness during a month of radiation are sometimes apt, often ludicrous. They draw her back into childhood in Wales, Bermuda, Ceylon when literature functioned as friend and escape, to her unquiet past in sixties Ghana, then America at the dawn of the rights movements. (Publisher)

Apply before: Tuesday 1 October 2019

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)
  • Reliability
  • Critical skills - prepared to be honest, but fair
  • Time to read the book thoroughly and complete a review form
  • Enthusiasm for volunteering with Macmillan

What you can gain from this opportunity

  • Read a book about cancer 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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