A woman from High Wycombe has written a book about her dad - and his battle with terminal cancer.

Simon Gale was the managing director of Southern Plan & Tool Hire in Henley when he passed away in March last year, aged just 59.

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Author, Phoebe Young, who also writes a grief blog to support others following her own experiences, has now had her book ‘The Gift’ published.

The book is written from her dad's perspective and follows his struggles with telling his children he had terminal cancer, the endless hospital appointments, scans, chemotherapy, and a new diet.

He was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in 2015 and was given the all-clear in 2017 but the disease returned soon after.

She said: “My dad was extremely positive all the way through his cancer journey and looked to find the positive in every situation he was in and treating it as a gift.

“He told me that while life is full of twists and turns there is so much to be grateful for.

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“The book starts when he was diagnosed and it follows to when he started going downhill and the end of life care he received.

“At the end, my dad was given three days to live but he lived for another seven weeks.

“I felt honoured to support him.”