The Courage to Care
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A vital and timely book about inspirational nurses, and the bravery of patients and families, from the bestselling author of The Language of Kindness

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Christie Watson is a writer and Professor of Medical and Health Humanities. Her first book, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award and along with her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, was widely translated and achieved international critical acclaim. The Language of Kindness, published in 2018, was a number one Sunday Times bestseller and 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 adapted for theatre. In 2020 during the first peak of the pandemic, Christie returned to clinical nursing, as well as publishing The Courage to Care, a vital and timely book about the bravery of patients and families and the critical work that nurses perform in our hospitals and beyond. She is Patron of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. www.christiewatsonauthor.co.uk

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The handbook for compassion... a must-read book -- Chris Evans
She repeatedly finds the beam of light in the darkest rooms... Watson is a terrific guide to the gritty reality of hospital life... We have never needed their [nurses'] expertise more than we do now -- Helen Brown * Daily Telegraph *
Now more than ever, nurses are on our minds and in our hearts. Christie writes with beauty and compassion about how they do their jobs. When I wasn't crying, I was marvelling -- Tracy Chevalier, author of A Single Thread
Magnificent... timely and resonant... In these unprecedented times, Watson challenges the rest of us to be more like nurses and to find the courage to care, no matter who is in need -- Caroline Sanderson * Sunday Express *
An inspiring book for our challenging times. It's never been more important to care for one another and the amazing Christie Watson shows us the way -- Olivia Colman

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