Oscar and the Lady in Pink, Paperback
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'My name is Oscar and I'm ten years old ...They call me Egghead and I look about seven.

I live in hospital because of my cancer and I've never written to you because I don't even know if you exist,' writes Oscar in a letter to God. Oscar is ill and no one, especially not his parents, will tell him what he already knows: that he is dying.

Granny Rose, the oldest of the 'ladies in pink' who visit Oscar and his fellow patients, makes friends with him.

She suggests that he play a game: to pretend that each of the following twelve days is a decade of his imagined future.

One day equals ten years, and every night Oscar writes a letter to God telling him about his life. The ten letters that follow are sensitive, funny, heartbreaking and, ultimately, uplifting.

Oscar and the Lady in Pink is a small fable with a big heart; it will change the way you feel about death, and life.




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This is one of the most beautiful and tender books I have read in a long time and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone.

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