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  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: Arc Publications (1 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1900072912
  • ISBN-13: 978-1900072915
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 0.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 464,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Anyone who has ever spent any time in a hospital or in a hospital waiting room will love these poems, anyone who has ever been to the doctor or felt ill or had to fill in a form will love these poems. That covers everyone. Here are poems about a difficult, scary subject, cancer, that circle around it lightly, on light dancing feet, and every so often whack you on the head. Oddly enough, Sudden Collapses is compulsively readable. The poems are funny, irreverent, moving and never sentimental. You can recognise yourself in them, recognise your family. They are warm, full of compassion: Julia Darling's imagination is a shining bright light." Jackie Kay

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Helen Woolley on 3 Oct 2011
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I bought this book for a friend with cancer - I too had it some years ago but survived - and I loved the honesty,the depth of feeling as well as the humour and quirky way of sharing her experiences. The poems are real, not at all sentimental. I wholly recommend it for patients and their friends and families.
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