No matter who you are, 2020 hasn’t been easy; so this Christmas we’re seeking solace in books that bring us hope. From life-affirming memoirs to bold manifestos and moving meditations on nature, these stories are the perfect gift to remind a loved one (or yourself) that there are better days around the corner.
Nurses have never been more important. In the latest in our Small Idea, Big Impact essay series, the author of The Courage to Care asks: Why aren’t there any on the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies?
In 2018, retired nurse Christie Watson wrote her memoir, The Language of Kindness. Christie has joined the Covid-19 emergency nursing register and is going back into the NHS.
The big day is coming, and with it, the guarantee of rows with your nearest and dearest. From Brexit and the NHS to the climate crisis and vegetarianism, here are the books you need to win any festive dispute this year.
Enter our Stories of Nursing competition for your chance to win a The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson hamper, and your story could even appear in the ebook.
As the days grow shorter and the air colder, we asked the team to reflect on their favourite books from the year. From literary giants to perspective changing non-fiction, here are the books that will feature in our Christmases this year.
Christie Watson, author of The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story, will join supporters to walk 10,000 steps through London – the number of steps a nurse walks in one shift – to raise money for the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. Here she explains why she felt compelled to write the book and champion the work of nurses
Christie Watson is an award-winning, bestselling writer. She has been a nurse for over twenty years. The Language of Kindness was published in 2018 and was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. It was a Book of the Year in the Evening Standard, Guardian, i, New Statesman, the Sunday Times and The Times. It has been translated into 23 languages, and is currently being adapted for theatre and television. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award and Waverton Good Read Award and her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, also achieved international critical acclaim. Christie holds an honorary Doctor of Letters for her contribution to nursing and the arts and is Patron of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. She is Professor of Medical and Health Humanities at the University of East Anglia. www.christiewatsonauthor.co.uk
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