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.
Wise, warm and full of joy. Uplifting and magical - Cathy Kelly on Letters to My DaughtersA beautiful book by an exceptional author. Lose yourself in her wonderful writing - Sinead Moriarty on Letters to My DaughtersWarm, intelligent and brilliant - Marian Keyes on Letters to My DaughtersA moving tale celebrating the bonds between women, Emma Hannigan beautifully captures the difficult and wondrous thing that is loving and learning to let go ... just a little. An excellent read - Irish Tatler on Keeping MumA thoroughly enjoyable, uplifting read. Her writing is faultless...a truly touching tale - Irish Independent on The Summer GuestA heart-warming tale that connects on so many levels - Woman on Letters to My DaughtersA beautifully written, inspiring story of hope and family bonds - Daily Express on Letters to My DaughtersA life-affirming and uplifting story that celebrates the strength and joys of female friendship - VIP magazine on The Gift of Friends