Due for release 3rd May 2018

The Language of Kindness

A Nurse's Story

Christie Watson

*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*

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 astonishing 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.

  • Chatto & Windus
  • Published 3rd May 2018
  • 336 Pages
  • 144mm x 222mm x 31mm
  • 477g
  • £14.99