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Trapeze Memoir HB September £18.99 304pp 978 1 409 17294 9 eBook: £18.99 / 978 1 409 17297 0 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 1 7298 7 / 10 hrs

Victoria’s video diaries of her diagnosis and treatment have been viewed more than 13 million times.

VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE Dear Cancer, Love Victoria A Mum’s Diary of Hope

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‘i can’t bear not to be with these three most important people in my life. i can’t bear not to be there alongside Mark as my children grow up. My bright, funny, affectionate boys who are never embarrassed to say, “love you Mummy”, and say it ten times day.’

Renowned as a much-loved and highly respected BBC journalist, Victoria Derbyshire has spent twenty years finding the human story behind the headlines. In 2015, she found herself at the heart of the news, with a devastating breast cancer diagnosis. With honesty and openness, she decided to live out her treatment and recovery in the spotlight in a series of video diaries that encouraged thousands to seek diagnosis and help.

Victoria has kept a diary since she was nine years old and in Dear Cancer, Love Victoria she shares her day-to-day experiences of life following diagnosis and coming to terms with a future that wasn’t planned.

Moving, wonderfully heartwarming and ultimately uplifting, this is a powerful account of a brave struggle told with honesty, courage and emotion that gives strength to anyone touched by cancer.

Victoria Derbyshire is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She joined BBC Radio 5 Live in 1998 and spent sixteen happy years presenting both the breakfast programme and later her own morning programme, winning five Sony Gold Awards. In 2015 she went on to host a daily news and current affairs show that airs on BBC Two and BBC News. Victoria is also an ambassador for the teen cancer support charity, You Can.

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Location: Middlesex f/DearCancerloveVictoria T: @vicderbyshire i: @vicderbyshire

Trapeze Non-fiction • September 2017