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Review this book: Radiation diaries (2018)

Review book: Radiation diaries. After a life of reading and writing, what is it like to be deprived of both, thrown back on what’s in your head? The literary snippets that emerge into Todd’s consciousness during radiation draw her back into childhood in Wales, Bermuda, Ceylon when literature functioned as friend and escape, to sixties Ghana, then America at the dawn of the rights movements. Her father, nearing 100, is caught in the same 'hospital-land': both learn the selfishness of sickness and respond by telling stories. (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)
  • Reliability
  • A love of reading
  • Critical skills - prepared to be honest, but fair
  • Time to read the book thoroughly and complete a review form

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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