Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020 – HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Published by: National Portrait Gallery PublicationsPages: 168Date released: 07/05/2021Date read: 05/06/2021 Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still was an ambitious community project to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during lockdown. People of all ages were invited to submit a photographic portrait, taken in aContinue reading “Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020 – HRH The Duchess of Cambridge”

The End of Men – Christina Sweeney-Baird

Published by: Borough PressPages: 416Date released: 29/04/2021Date read: 15/05/2021 Only men are affected by the virus; only women have the power to save us all. The year is 2025, and a mysterious virus has broken out in Scotland – a lethal illness that seems to affect only men. When Dr. Amanda MacLean reports this phenomenon,Continue reading “The End of Men – Christina Sweeney-Baird”

Olive, Mabel and Me – Andrew Cotter

Published by: Black & White PublishingPages: 240Date released: 15/10/2020Date read: 22/12/2020 Olive, Mable and Me is the new book from broadcaster Andrew Cotter and his now internet famous canine companions, Olive and Mable. Olive and Mabel went viral on social media with their sporting contests during the COVID-19 lockdown, with Andrew Cotter’s unique commentary propellingContinue reading “Olive, Mabel and Me – Andrew Cotter”

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”

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”