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by Robyn

News about the online centre and other cancer related topics
16 March 2011 at 13:24

The package


I arrived at the office the other day to find a package from Buckingham Palace on my desk.  Amid much interest from my colleagues (and trying to appear as if it was an everyday occurrence)   I opened the package......

 I must confess I was initially a little disappointed to find it wasn’t a wedding invitation,  however, on reading the nice letter enclosed I was delighted to find that it was a copy of the book chosen by Maggie’s president  HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for world book night.

On further investigation I was pleased to note that the book the Duchess had chosen was “One Day” by David Nicholls which I had previously read and enjoyed and that she had very kindly given two copies of the book  to each Maggie’s centre.

 The letter asked me to review the book for the Online Centre, and then pass it on to the London centre, well,  after a very enjoyable re- read I can confirm that it is still well worth reading.

One Day tells the story of Emma and Dexter who meet on their graduation night in 1988, knowing that they will be going their separate ways the next day, and traces their lives using a snapshot of the same day (15th July) each year over a period of twenty years.

The relationship twists and turns, fate steps in more than once changing its course (I don’t want to spoil it but you will know when you get there!)

The writing is superb - a very good read, particularly as it is very readable a chapter at a time so easy to pick up whilst waiting for a clinic appointment or scan or when you can’t sleep at night (though beware it is hard to put down!) 

Many thanks to the Duchess for an excellent choice of book.  I am now re-reading it just in case that invitation was slipped in somewhere between the pages............then I  will be  passing it onto Maggie’s London  centre to add to their library where I am sure many visitors to the centre will enjoy it.



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