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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. It is a powerful story that takes the reader on an emotional journey through the harsh treatment regime which, in Claire's case, leads to unexpected and life-threatening side effects. But although the subject matter is serious, this story also captures the author's sense of humour and indomitable spirit. Like her previous book My Mother is my Daughter, which told the story of how dementia in her mother changed the dynamic of their relationship, the author manages to inject humour into what many would feel was yet another humourless subject. Along with the humour there is a blunt honesty in her writing; she is not afraid to detail her emotional lows, and many will relate to her story.
152 printed pages
Original publication
2015

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