Cancer and Pisces: One Man's Story of His Unique Survival of Cancer, Interwoven with the Joy and Succour of Fishing (Hardcover)

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How might you respond to the news that you had a terminal disease? And to the realisation that, on average, fellow sufferers survived for less than twelve months?
These, and others, were the questions that faced Mick May, author of Cancer and Pisces, in the early summer of 2013. His response was instinctive; he went fishing.
Sometimes alone but more usually with family or friends, he even invited members of his esteemed medical team. Most usually his expeditions took him to the trout streams of England, but he recounts falling in love with fishing whilst working in Texas, and his sixtieth birthday celebration that took him even further afield, literally to the ends of the earth, Ushuaia, Argentina.
Throughout it all he had fun. There are moments in the book when the gravity of his illness casts long shadows but these are put into context by the energy and joie de vivre with which he approaches medical matters, his working and domestic lives and, of course, angling.
The story is suffused with humour and elation as he enjoys all these extra and unexpected years that have been allotted to him.
Might Mick have found the meaning of life? Read on….
 

About the Author


On leaving the University of St Andrews, Mick May spent twenty years in finance where increasingly he saw himself (pretty accurately) as the worst banker in the City of London. His second career saw him set up and grow the social enterprise Blue Sky, once described by David Cameron (again pretty accurately) as “the only company in the country where you need a criminal record to work there”. Over the past decade and a half it has succeeded in employing almost 2,000 released prisoners. In 2016 his work with ex-offenders was recognised by the award of an OBE.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781846893339
ISBN-10: 184689333X
Publisher: Quiller Publishing
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 192