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Next to You : Caron's Courage Remembered by Her Mother

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A moving, thought-provoking and uplifting story of a wonderful mother, daughter relationship.

Gloria Hunniford's daughter, TV presenter Caron Keating, was 34 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The next seven years of Caron's life, and her family's, became a quest for recovery that ultimately took them across the world.

They became experts in the illness and its treatment, both conventional and alternative. All the while Caron was living in the public eye and keeping her own, devastating secret.

This is Gloria's account of Caron's life. It is about the difficult bond between mothers and daughters ... about what happens to a family when one of its members gets taken over by a disease.


It's a celebration of an unbreakable mother - daughter relationship and how that relationship withstood the strain of Caron's illness. And above all it's a book to commemorate a spirited, magical woman. A woman who loved life and fought to hold onto it.

'It is outstanding from the beginning ... feels painfully truthful but is utterly absorbing. It does make you cry - endlessly' Daily Express

'We see Caron as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend and a mother - but most of all as a fighter. This is not a story of illness and death rather it's a beautiful, emotional celebration of an extraordinary life that sadly ended far too soon. A beautiful read' Daily Record
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 340.2g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
  • 0141023775
  • 9780141023779
  • 463,798

About Gloria Hunniford

Gloria Hunniford was born in Northern Ireland and was the first woman to have her own daily radio show on BBC Radio 2, which she presented for twelve years until 1994. She had her own television chat programme, Sunday Sunday, on London Weekend Television. She has appeared on and presented numerous shows including Gloria Live, This Morning, Holiday, Songs of Praise and Open House with Gloria which gave Channel Five some of its highest ever ratings. She has won several prestigious awards, including TV Personality of the Year, Radio Personality of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award, and has an Honorary Doctorate from Queen's University Belfast. Alongside Caron she has two sons - Paul and Michael - is married to Steven and between them they have eight grandchildren.
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Rating details

204 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 51% (104)
4 30% (61)
3 10% (20)
2 6% (13)
1 3% (6)

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"MY SECOND BEST READ OF THIS YEAR... FILLED WITH LOVE COURAGE LAUGHTER PAIN AND DEEP SORROW AT TIMES, AND THANK`S TO GLORIA FOR HER STRENGTH IN WRITING THIS OUT STANDING ACCOUNT OF THE MONTHS AND DAYS LEADING UP TO HER DAUGHTERS DEATH, A POWERFULL BOOK, IT WILL LEAVE YOU WITH TEARS RUNNING DOWN YOU FACE, IT`S TRUE, THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A MOTHERS LOVE... "show more
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