The Sleeping Beauties – Suzanne O’Sullivan

Published by: PicadorPages: 326Date released: 01/04/2021Date read: 10/04/2021 Suzanne O’Sullivan’s “The Sleeping Beauties” I an exploration of different aspects of psychosomatic disorders, mass hysteria, culture bound syndromes (a set of symptoms that exist only within a particular society), using as its starting point a particular case of more than 400 migrant children in Sweden whoContinue reading “The Sleeping Beauties – Suzanne O’Sullivan”

Peter 2.0: The Human Cyborg – Peter Scott-Morgan

Published by: Michael Joseph/Penguin Random HousePages: 310Date released: 01/04/2021Date read: 02/04/2021 Peter, a brilliant scientist, is told that he will lose everything he loves. His husband. His family. His friends. His ability to travel the world. All will be gone. But Peter will not give up. He vows that this will not be the endContinue reading “Peter 2.0: The Human Cyborg – Peter Scott-Morgan”

The Courage to Care – Christie Watson

Published by: Chatto WindusPages: 272Date released: 17/09/2020Date read: 28/12/2021 Nurses have never been more important. We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and beyond: in our schools, on our streets, in prisons, hospices and care homes. When we feel most alone, nurses remind us that we are not alone at all. In The CourageContinue reading “The Courage to Care – Christie Watson”

Many Different Kinds of Love – Michael Rosen

Published by: Ebury Press/PenguinPages: 270Date released: 18/03/2021Date read: 22/03/2021 “Will I wake up?” “There’s a 50:50 chance.” Michael Rosen wasn’t feeling well. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and then he was admitted to hospital, suffering from coronavirus as the nation teetered on the edge of a global pandemic. What followed was months on theContinue reading “Many Different Kinds of Love – Michael Rosen”

The Cracks That Let the Light In – Jessica Moxham

Published by: EndeavourPages: 265Date released: 04/03/2021Date read: 20/03/2021 Jessica Moxham thought she was prepared for the experience of motherhood. Armed with advice from friends and family, parenting books and antenatal classes, she felt ready. After giving birth, she found herself facing a different, more uncertain reality. Her son, Ben, was fighting to stay alive. WhenContinue reading “The Cracks That Let the Light In – Jessica Moxham”

Intensive Care – Gavin Francis

Published by: Wellcome CollectionPages: 208Date released: 07/01/2021Date read: 23/01/2021 Gavin Francis is a GP who works in both urban and rural communities, splitting his time between Edinburgh and the islands of Orkney. When the pandemic ripped through our society he saw how it affected every walk of life: the anxious teenager, the isolated care homeContinue reading “Intensive Care – Gavin Francis”

Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You – Adam Kay

Published by: OrionPages: 408Date released: 09/07/2020Date read: 10/07/2020 Created and edited by Adam Kay, DEAR NHS, features household names telling their personal stories of the health service. Contributors include Joanna Lumley, Naomie Harris, Kate Tempest, Lee Child, Tanni Grey Thomson, Bill Bryson, Trevor McDonald, Jack Whitehall, Michael Palin, Stanley Tucci and many, many more. TheContinue reading “Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You – Adam Kay”

Heal Me – Julia Buckley

Published by: MacmillanPages: 512Date released: 14/01/2021Date read: 16/01/2021 Jessie Buckley needs a miracle. Like a third of the UK population, she has a chronic pain condition. According to her doctors, it can’t be cured. She doesn’t believe them. She does believe in miracles, though. It’s just a question of tracking one down. Julia’s search forContinue reading “Heal Me – Julia Buckley”