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Christie Watson - The Language of Kindness (A Nurse's Story) (2nd Hand Paperback)

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No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.

Waterstones exclusive edition with extra chapter.

Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness is an astounding account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness.

We watch Christie as she nurses a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side during her patient's agonising heart-lung transplant, and we hold our breath as she washes the hair of a child fatally injured in a fire, attempting to remove the toxic smell of smoke before the grieving family arrive.

In our most extreme moments, when life is lived most intensely, Christie is with us. She is a guide, mentor and friend. And in these dark days of division and isolationism, she encourages us all to stretch out a hand.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Health, Medicine, Psychology & Self-Help
  • Published : 2018 (This Ed. 2019 - Vintage)
  • ISBN : 9781784706883
  • SKU : B001380
  • PPC : LL250gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews


'A powerful insight into the life of nurses' - The Times, Books of the Year.

'A remarkable book about life and death and so brilliantly written it makes you hold your breath' - Ruby Wax.

'It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh" - Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt and T'was the Nightshift Before Christmas.

The Author

Christie Watson (born 1976) is a British writer and retired nurse. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award in the 2011 Costa Book Awards. Her second novel Where Women Are Kings also won critical praise.