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  • Some of you who are supporting your hospital treatment with healthy diet may be interested in a free download of a book called Nutritional Oncology...

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    The street-wise  patient’s guide to surviving cancer – Karol Sikora (June 2016) This month’s book review is of one that cau...

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    Hi everyone, I'm a big reader and imagine that some of you are too. The big thing for me at the moment is having time to browse in bookshops to fi...

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    A recent report from The University of Liverpool,  has reported  that ‘regular reading has the unique ability to empower us to emba...

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    We are often asked about suitable gifts to support people with cancer, one suggestion is something to read. I have been reading a selection of boo...

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    This month's book review is about the recently published 'Take breast cancer off your menu' by Hilda Glickman (2015).There is going to be a plethor...

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    As a self confessed bookworm, one of my roles at Maggie’s is to keep our library list regularly updated.  Those of you who have visited ...

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    You may all have a book that lifts your mood - not cancer related, but one that makes your heart sing, and forget all the stresses and strains of e...

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  • Hi there. Am dependent on my Kindle owing to melanoma in eye. This has been a godsend. I am currently reading "Travelling to infinity" by Jane Haw...

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    Survivorship: Living Well During and After CancerCassileth, B (2014)Survivorship, with a cancer diagnosis, begins from the day you’re told yo...

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    Following on from my  recent blog I thought I would highlight another way of sharing experiences: books.  As many of you know I regularl...

  • Hello, I was wondering if anyone can recommend books about inspirational women for my daughter to read while she goes through chemo?  I have ...

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  • My wife has leiomyosarcoma, multiple metasteses througout her lungs and has recently started her second round of chemo. Anyway we have a 10 year ol...

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    You may remember a while back we posted a request from Daisy Goodwin, TV producer and popular broadcaster, for suggestions of poems to include in a...

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    Today, I thought I’d explain how impressed I have been with a small, but perceptive book entitled ‘Emotional Support Through Breast Can...

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  • I borrowed Cancer Vixen from my local Maggies and I loved it. It is a cheerful cartoon book that documents the author's fight with breast cancer. I...

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  • I used to be a book seller, have a number of books I can donate to Maggie's if they would be useful to you :). I am in Fife

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    Quinoa stew with squash, prunes and pomegranate. You will need; 1 small butternut squash.peeled and deseeded and cut into cubes; 2 tblsps of olive...

  • Hi everyone, has anyone read chicken soup. I recently visited Maggies in London and through their book loaning system got to read this truly inspir...

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     Due to a delivery/collection error this message is slightly later than planned as World book night was earlier this week (23rd April) however...

  • I recently bought Hayley's book the little girl with progeria (the ageing condition ) and I could not put it down. She said she would not change an...

  • i find reading positive books really helps me to stay sane x

  • Well I thought I would ask if anyone has read any books they consider inspirational and also tell you about a couple I have read. Lanc eArmstrong:...

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    I posted about this in 'Chat Around the Kitchen Table' and just realised it really should be here too. So, please check out the Bah! Brilliant Boo...

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  • Hi, I am just completed Chemo cycle 5 and I think I am going to go through chemo induced menopause and have no idea what this might entail, has any...

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    Managing Pain Before it Manages You by Margaret Caudill is now in the Fife library. It is publised by Guildford Press, 2009, 3rd Editon. It's ISBN ...

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    There are 3 new books in the Fife library.   Chemo and Me is by Tani Miller. This is a book of text and pictures which focuses on hair loss....

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    Eating Pomegranates - A Memoir of Mothers, Daughters and Genes by Sarah Gabriel, published by Jonathon Cape in 2009, ISBN 9780224085328 has be...

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    Great Answers to Difficult Questions About Death - What Children Need  to Know by Linda Goldman, Published by Jessica Kingsley. 2009. ISBN 978...

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    The following books are now available for borrowing from the Fife Library: Overcoming Loss - Activities and Stories to Help Transform Children's G...

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