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Tormented Hope: Nine Hypochondriac Lives Hardcover – 3 Sep 2009

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Ireland; 1st edition edition (3 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844881342
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844881345
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.9 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,038,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`Illuminating' --Philip Hoare, Sunday Telegraph

`Brian Dillon is a superbly careful writer. ... [This book] will delight, move and horrify any of the millions of us who, like the late Spike Milligan, have at one time or another contemplated having "I told you I was ill" inscribed on our gravestones.' -- Sam Leith, Daily Mail

`The language is fluent and cogent, the story telling economical and deft. And the whole is a feat of compression ... This is a superb book about a fascinating subject and one I'd recommend to anyone' --Carlo Gebler, Irish Times

'You don't need to be a hypochondriac to enjoy this series of discursive, insightful essays that are full of quirky details and fascinating anecdotes'. --James Dellingpole, Mail on Sunday

`Strangely delightful ... Dillon's book is constantly intelligent'
--Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday

--Kevin Jackson, Sunday Times

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'An amazing achievement in terms of prose style alone' Daily Telegraph
'Moving and beautifully observed' Scotland on Sunday
'Remarkable' Time Out
'Arrestingly intelligent and freshly coloured ... [Dillon] is a born writer' Irish Independent

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