Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, Edited by Adam Kay (Hardback)
  • Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, Edited by Adam Kay (Hardback)
  • Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, Edited by Adam Kay (Hardback)
  • Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, Edited by Adam Kay (Hardback)
Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, Edited by Adam Kay (Hardback) Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, Edited by Adam Kay (Hardback)

Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, Edited by Adam Kay (Hardback)

Hardback 416 Pages
Published: 09/07/2020
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Compiled and edited by Adam Kay, the author of the bestselling This Is Going to Hurt, this powerful, heartfelt anthology features one hundred stories from a remarkable group of contributors – including Stephen Fry, Dame Mary Beard, Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Atkinson, Kit de Waal, Bill Bryson and many more – sharing their gratitude to the 1.4 million heroes of our NHS.

All author and publisher profits from this book will go to NHS Charities Together to fund vital research and projects, and The Lullaby Trust which supports parents bereaved of babies and young children.

Great writers, artists, entertainers and thinkers talk about their experiences of the NHS and explore what it means to them in this unique collection curated and edited by Adam Kay, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller This Is Going to Hurt. With pieces by Emilia Clarke, Peter Kay, Sir Paul McCartney, Stephen Fry, Dawn French, Sir Trevor McDonald, Graham Norton, Sir Michael Palin, Naomie Harris, Ricky Gervais, Sir David Jason, Dame Emma Thompson, Joanna Lumley and many many more, Dear NHS is a thank you and a celebration of our health service and all who work within it.

The NHS is our single greatest achievement as a country. No matter who you are, no matter what your health needs are, and no matter how much money you have, the NHS is there for you. In Dear NHS, 100 inspirational people come together to share their stories of how the national health service has been there for them, and changed their lives in the process. By turns deeply moving, hilarious, hopeful and impassioned, these stories together become a love letter to the NHS and the 1.4 million people who go above and beyond the call of duty every single day - selflessly, generously, putting others before themselves, never more so than now.

They are all heroes, and this book is our way of saying thank you.

The publisher will be donating a minimum of £3.00 to NHS Charities Together and £0.15 to The Lullaby Trust, from the sale of each book.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781398701182
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 523 g
Dimensions: 222 x 140 x 40 mm


This book is the literary equivalent of the Clap For Carers, a love letter to NHS workers written by grateful celebrities. - DAILY MIRROR

This unfailingly readable volume celebrates the NHS and the incredible care it gives us. - SUNDAY MIRROR

Will have you in tears of both laughter and sadness. - BEST

Vivid tales here of broken bones, gaping wounds, burst appendixes, engorged boils, enlarged testicles and chronic diarrhoea... - GUARDIAN

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“He’s Done It Again”

Firstly thank you to Adam for having the idea of this book, then contacting so many well known people to write a piece about what the NHS means to them. I read it in one day, often through tears. Not because it’s a... More

Hardback edition
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“Brilliant, all profits go to charities”

A collection of beautiful, funny, sometimes sad, entirely heartfelt, personal stories of 109 famous people's experiences of the NHS. The most common theme that rings out loud and clear in every story is the... More

Hardback edition
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A beautiful collection of entertaining reminders of how special the NHS is. Like Kay's books, the stories are by turns funny, sad, powerful, shocking and inspirational but as a whole, they are a way to remember... More

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