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The Best Medicine

Written by Christine Hamill

The Best Medicine Synopsis

Philip is twelve years old and life is pretty good. He gets on with his mum and gets by pretty well at school - in spite of girl problems, teacher problems, bully problems and - er - poetry problems. Philip's happy-go-lucky life is disrupted when his mother gets breast cancer. Bad enough that your mother is seriously ill - but could she not have developed a less embarrassing kind of cancer - toe cancer, maybe, or ear cancer? Philip's attempts to cope with his situation are both hilarious and touching. Through it all, he's writing letters to his hero, the comedian Harry Hill, looking for advice. A hilarious take on the unfunny subject of cancer; this book brings one of modern life's most prevalent illnesses into the light and gives it a human face

The Best Medicine Press Reviews

'Funny, moving and strangely empowering in its determination to laugh in the face of the seemingly unbearable, it's hard to believe that it's a first novel. Look, just buy it. You won't regret the decision.' - John Connolly, New York Times Bestselling author of The Book of Lost Things; 'A wonderful book... I'm flattered and thrilled!' - Harry Hill

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910411513
Publication date: 18th May 2016
Author: Christine Hamill
Publisher: Little Island
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages

About Christine Hamill

Christine Hamill studied English Literature at Queen's University, Belfast. She worked in the arts then trained as a teacher and worked in Spain, England and Northern Ireland. She now lives in Belfast and is a lecturer at a Further Education college where she teaches creative writing. Christine writes books for both adults and children. Her first book was B is for Breast Cancer, a non fiction work for adults based on her own experiences.

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