Let's Talk

Let's Talk : A Story of Cancer and Love

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In the late 1980s, Ed McBain got a sore throat; not unusual except his then lasted on-and-off for the next ten years...Doctor after doctor attempted to treat his condition, but it got neither better nor worse and eventually became a source of some amusement to the author. However a few years ago - during another routine check-up - the news came back that this time it was cancer. And not only that, but the only course of action would be to remove Ed's larynx in its entirety - amongst other things robbing him of his voice. This is the story of Ed's experiences during those dark days and his recovery afterwards. It's a tale told with sadness, regret and stunning good humour. And in the end it is a story of eventual success and happiness. But the journey to get there is littered with triumph and tragedy...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 20mm | 257g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 075287697X
  • 9780752876979
  • 2,121,811

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'LET'S TALK is an extraordinary book, a desperately frank account of losing his larynx to throat cancer.' EVENING STANDARD 'The writer's struggle to regain his voice and to come to terms with its loss is movingly and frankly described in this powerful book. Told with humour as well as regret' THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE "The book is a warts and all account of treatment and readjustment, told with brutal honesty and good humour... LET'S TALK is at times painful but always frank, often funny and exceptionally moving.' HAM & HIGHshow more

About Ed McBain

Evan Hunter was born in New York City in 1926. He is widely recognised as one of America's most popular novelists, as well as a successful writer for television and cinema whose credits include the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. As Ed McBain, Evan has become one of the most illustrious names in crime fiction. He is a holder of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award. He now lives in Connecticut.show more

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