Next to You

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

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This is the story of one woman. But it's not just one woman's story. It's about family. And it's a story that could belong to any one of us at any time. Caron was 41 when she died, leaving behind two sons, Gabriel and Charlie. A few weeks after Gabriel was born - and her own father died - Caron found a lump in her breast. Gloria knew at that moment, that all their lives would change for ever. 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. The loss of a loved one is the most terrible thing to contemplate. And all of us will have to face it at some point in our lives. Although Caron lost her battle with cancer, this isn't a sad book.
Told by Gloria, with extracts from Caron's own diaries, it's an inspirational and honest account of how Caron, Gloria and the whole family faced and coped with illness; 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 38mm | 762.03g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations, col. ports.
  • 0718148428
  • 9780718148423

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Gloria Hunniford was the first woman to have her own daily radio show on BBC Radio 2 which she presented for thirteen years until 1995. She has appeared on and presented numerous shows including Gloria Live, Wogan, Holiday, Songs of Praise and Open House with Gloria which gave Channel Five 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.
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