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Shortly before his 44th birthday, John Diamond received a call from the doctor who had removed a lump from his neck. Having been assured for the previous 2 years that this was a benign cyst, Diamond was told that it was, in fact, cancerous. Suddenly, this man who'd until this point been one of the world's greatest hypochondriacs, was genuinely faced with mortality. And what he saw scared the wits out of him. Out of necessity, he wrote about his feelings in his TIMES column and the response was staggering. Mailbag followed Diamond's story of life with, and without, a lump - the humiliations, the ridiculous bits, the funny bits, the tearful bits. It's compelling, profound, witty, in the mould of THE DIVING BELL & THE BUTTERFLY.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091816650
ISBN-10: 0091816653
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vermilion
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » The acclaimed and brutally frank account of Diamond's battle to survive throat cancer. Profoundly affecting and darkly humorous. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - John Diamond

John Diamond died on March 1st 2001. He was one of Britain's most prolific journalists, columnists and broadcasters, having worked for most of the national papers and presented numerous radio and television series. He was married to Nigella Lawson, with whom he had two children.

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