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I haven't got long to live, admits Irish author Emma

By Staff Reporter

Bestselling author Emma Hannigan has revealed that she will soon lose her long-running cancer battle.

The Irish mother of two said she had "the conversation I never wanted to have" with her medical team" several days ago.

Wicklow native Emma, whose books include Designer Genes, The Heart of Winter, The Secrets We Share and the Wedding Promise, yesterday posted online: "All good things must come to an end.

"The time that I knew was borrowed must be given back soon, so it seems."

The 45-year-old discovered several years ago that she was carrying the Brca 1 cancer gene and to reduce her risk, she opted a double mastectomy and had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.

Despite the surgery, however, she was diagnosed with cancer on no fewer than ten occasions.

Interview with Emma's friend Cathy Kelly in Weekend magazine today

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