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Emma Hannigan

Ireland (1973 - 2018)

Emma Hannigan was the beloved and bestselling author of thirteen novels, including the No. 1 bestseller Letters to My Daughters. Her bestselling memoir, Talk to the Headscarf, was updated and revised as All To Live For: Fighting Cancer. Finding Hope.

In 2007 Emma was diagnosed with breast cancer and her eleven-year battle with cancer began. As an ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland Emma worked to dispel the fears around cancer and spread hope about new treatments. In February 2018 Emma shared that her team of dedicated doctors had exhausted all avenues in terms of her treatment. She launched a social media campaign #HelpEmmaHelpOthers to raise €100,000 for Breast Cancer Ireland. Two weeks later, shortly before her death, Emma's target had been reached. In the final months of her life, Emma completed her thirteenth novel, The Gift of Friends, sending her acknowledgements to her editor just days before she passed away.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction
Non fiction
Emma Hannigan recommends
The Secrets of Primrose Square (2018)
(Primrose Square, book 1)
Claudia Carroll
"Modern, warm, insightful and filled with characters that felt like friends at the end."

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