Reviews

  • If it's taken a very long time to get a memoir written by a nurse, then it was certainly worth the wait. I have rarely read anything that has moved me as much or taken me by the hand so confidently into an unknown world, teeming with life and haunted by death... A remarkable book that I will be pressing on everyone I love

    Allison Pearson, The Sunday Telegraph
  • A powerful insight into the life of nurses

    Robbie Millen, The Times, **Books of the Year**
  • It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever ... A gently remarkable book… it’s a privilege to have Christie as our guide

    Adam Kay, Guardian
  • Wonderful

    Sebastian Faulks
  • A deeply compassionate book… It will leave you weeping as well as hopeful

    Helen Davies, Sunday Times, **Books of the Year**
  • An amazing book -- terrifying at times, but tender and truthful. Let's be thankful for wonderful nurses -- and writers -- like Christie Watson

    Jacqueline Wilson
  • Compared with the recent rash of doctor memoirs, this is a far quieter and more thoughtful book

    Kathryn Hughes, Guardian, **Books of the Year**
  • I challenge anyone to get through all 336 pages without shedding a tear for what those who work in "the most undervalued of all professions" have to witness ... Expect her stories [...] to linger with you many days after the final chapter

    Jackie Annesley, The Sunday Times
  • A remarkable book about life and death and so brilliantly written it makes you hold your breath

    Ruby Wax
  • A poignant and powerful account of what it’s like to be a nurse. It’s a profession that touches all our lives delivering expert and compassionate care from the cradle to the grave. A must-read for nurses and those interested in understanding the true art and science of nursing

    Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England

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