Featuring Perry Buck, Zoe Clark-Coates, Mike Curtis, Alan Gainsford, Chris Grayling, Jayne Harris, Marianne Henio, Irene Kappas, Pan Pantziarka, Vivian Sabel and Shelley Wilson.
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Quite a tough challenge. To write the story of a brave and engaging young man, from his first infant brush with cancer through to his painfully premature death in his late teens, without descending into mawkish emotion, whilst capturing both his zest for life and his sheer bad luck in being afflicted with the rare Li Fraumeni Syndrome. Thankfully the result isn’t tough reading. To start with it’s beautifully written, adopting a calmly observational approach which allows the force of George’s own personality to breathe and the idiosynchrasies of his Greek-Cypriot family to capture both sympathy and interest. And Irene Kappes doesn’t mar this story by unnecessary description or narrative side-tracks. It’s driven forward as a relentless exploration of the hopes and fears inherent in dealing with cancer and as such it deserves the widest audience. This is not a book about dying. It’s a book about living through whatever hand fate deals you. As such it’s inspirational and life-affirming.