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“This book is packed with big ideas about life. Every chapter has something in it which made me think wow. Having worked in a major cancer charity for many years, Arney writes with genuine in-depth understanding and is a perfect guide.”

Daniel M. Davis, author of The Beautiful Cure

"Better than just a history or scientific rundown of cancer, Kat Arney presents a philosophy for how to think about cancer."

Zach Weinersmith, co-author of Soonish and creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

“A crystal clear reappraisal of the story behind that word we fear to mention. If you want to know your enemy, read this book. A myth-busting masterclass in science writing."

Dallas Campbell, science broadcaster and author of Ad Astra

“Rebel Cell is a bright, engaging read, fizzing with energy and metaphor. Kat Arney is a science writer for all of us - a powerful and talented story teller”

Stephen McGann, author and actor

"Kat Arney does it again: taking the complex and making it easy to grasp, demystifying the mysterious, asking the right questions and finding the surprising answers - and all with rollicking good humour and bonhomie. The war on cancer would itself be far more advanced if its practitioners knew how to communicate with us and each other as well as Kat does in this mind-thrilling page turner."  

Mark Stevenson, Futurist and author of We Do Things Differently: the outsiders rebooting our world

“This lively, scholarly and accessible book should be essential reading for oncologists the world over and powerfully demonstrates that nothing in biology, cancer included, makes sense except in the light of evolution.”

Laurence D. Hurst, director of The Milner Centre for Evolution and president of The Genetics Society

"I have to say that the British science writer Kat Arney’s book Rebel Cell:Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life is not boring at all... Mostly it’s a riot."

Libby Purves, The Times

Selected as one of The Times Best Books of 2020 "A lively study of the Big C, which makes the case that cancer is the price we pay for our marvellously complicated bodies" 

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‘A witty, clued-up report from the front lines of genetics’

‘Engrossing and fun ... a lively update on the phenomenal complexity of
the molecular inheritance that make us us’
Stephen Curry, The Guardian

‘Arney’s delightful book is accessible to those without a scientific background and its breezy anecdotal style makes for entertaining reading’
Mark Pagel, BBC Focus

‘A gorgeously written, surprisingly gripping introduction to everything we’ve learned about genes since the famous Human Genome Project’
Robert Krulwich, Radiolab & National Geographic

‘A remarkable feat of information and fascination’
Robin Ince, comedian, writer and co-presenter of The Infinite Monkey Cage

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