Candles of Hope

Edited by: WENDY LAWRANCE
Foreword by: ALISON STEADMAN

Amazon Customer Rating:  (5 / 5)
Goodreads Rating:   (5 / 5)

Paperback: £8.99

  • About

    With a foreword by acclaimed English actress, Alison Steadman OBE.


    Poems contributed by: Betsy Ashton, Rebecca Astbury, Paula Baldocchi, Mickey Brown, Lee Christine Brownlee, Joanne Corey, Joanna Gale, Claudia Gold, Connye Griffin, Rae Jones, Joyce Kopp, Nigel Lewis-Baker MBE, Natalie O’Toole, Timothy L. Rodriguez, Darren Scanlon, Michael Wolfe, and Kaimana Wolff.


    The word ‘cancer’ still strikes fear into the hearts of anyone hearing a diagnosis, whether it be for themselves or a loved one. Coping with the disease and its consequences comes in various forms and, in this instance, that is poetry.

    Within these pages, are the words of those who have lost someone to cancer, those who have survived cancer and those who continue to live with it.

    Their courage and perseverance are an example to us all, whether they express anger, sadness, grief, worry, loss or even humour. Within their words, we can all find the Candles of Hope.


    The net proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to Topic of Cancer, a UK-based charity set up to raise funds for cancer immunotherapy research.

    Topic of Cancer is a very personal organisation, founded by Nigel Lewis-Baker MBE, following his own diagnosis with prostate cancer.

    In addition to raising funds for immunotherapy research, the charity offers support groups, providing emotional and social support to patients, partners and carers, and their families.

  • Product Details

    Format(s): Paperback
    ISBN: 978-1-910603-04-8 (Paperback)
    Edition: 1st Edition
    Imprint: GWL Publishing
    Classification: Poetry Anthology
    Paperback Published: 03 April, 2015
    No of pages: 166pp

  • Review(s)

    Praise for Candles of Hope:

    Emotional and Inspiring

    Emotional and Inspiring

    A truly emotional and inspiring book of poems by people who have been or are on a cancer journey. Their reflections are a mix of sadness, anger and humour but honest and give an insight into how they all cope…
    TrueBlue – Amazon Review, 19 May, 2015.

    A charitable buy

    A charitable buy

    Beautifully composed. Many heart-felt poems.
    Camille – Amazon Review, 07 September, 2015.