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Gina's Therapy

Author: Sbaraini, Silvia
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Pub Date: 08/04/2020
ISBN: 9781781177648
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview Looking back, Gina's life inevitably divides into before and after, like some predictable diet advert. As she pinpointed the day her world began to shift, wondering if she knew, subconsciously, that something significant was afoot.
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Gina has enough to deal with for one week: a disapproving daughter, her ex-psychotherapist living next door and a hopeless ex-husband she's still in love with. Without a diagnosis of cancer. Catapulted into the unknown territory of surgery, chemo and support groups, Gina faces her predicament with strength, wit and a faithful pair of elasticated-waist trousers. As treatment progresses, Gina finds herself asking surprising questions. Will she ever be able to concentrate on what her oncologist is saying, without being distracted by his enormous moustache? Should her best friend's thirty-year love of David Essex prevent her advice from being taken seriously? And how will she explain her bald bonce to her seven-year-old granddaughter?
Author Biography:

Silvia has a background in academia and social science research and was a freelance editorial script advisor for children's television for a number of years. Her debut novel, Your Move, was published in 2017. Silvia has an MA in Creative Writing and teaches at the Open University. She was born in Italy, but brought up on the south coast of England by her mother and grand-mother. She has two daughters, two step-daughters and three granddaughters. With an abundance of women and girls in her life, it's not surprising that female relationships, family, love and friendship are frequently the focus of Silvia's writing.

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