Emma Hannigan’s new book reaches number one in Irish charts

After Wicklow author Emma Hannigan announced her cancer had become terminal, book lovers and authors across the country have joined together to help her new novel reach the top of the Irish book charts.

In a blog post on Friday, Bray author Emma Hannigan revealed that her long-term battle with breast cancer had become terminal.

“All good things must come to an end,” she began.

“The conversation I never wanted to have has been said.

“My medical team have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this fight but all avenues have now been exhausted.

“To say that I am heartbroken doesn’t begin to cover it.”

Since the post was published, Irish authors such as Marian Keyes, Melissa Hill and Anna McPartlin started a campaign to get Emma’s new book “Letters to my Daughters” to No.1 in the charts.

Dubray Books, one of Ireland’s biggest booksellers, announced on Twitter that they would be donating the profits from “Letters to my Daughters” to Breast Cancer Ireland.

The campaign has been using the tag #LetterstoMyDaughters on social media, where Hannigan’s fans and peers have also been leaving her messages of support.

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