Duty of Care (Paperback)
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Duty of Care (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 03/09/2020
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'Beautifully written, passionate and moving, this is the book everyone should read about COVID-19' Kate Mosse

'Hard to put down' Rachel Clarke

'Gripping, humane, eye-opening and seriously tense' Ian Dunt

The first book to tell the full story of the COVID-19 pandemic from a doctor on the frontline.

ALL ROYALTIES FROM SALES GO TO HEROES, A CHARITY PROTECTING AND SUPPORTING HEALTHCARE WORKERS.

On the 8th of February, Dr Dominic Pimenta encountered his first suspected case of coronavirus. Within a week, he began wearing a mask on the tube, and within a month, he moved over to the Intensive Care Unit to help fight the virus.

From the initial whispers coming out of China and the collective hesitation to class this as a pandemic to full lockdown and the continued battle to treat whoever came through the doors, Dr Pimenta tells the heroic stories of how the entire system shifted to tackle this outbreak and how, ultimately, the staff managed to save lives.

This incredible account captures the shock and surprise, the panic and power of an unprecedented time, and how, at this moment of despair, human generosity and kindness prevailed.

'A startlingly personal account ... It can be described as a memoir, a thriller or a horror story, but it is really all at once' Observer

'Reads like a thriller – a first-hand account of a group of individuals facing a terrible adversary – but it also moved me sometimes to tears because it communicates the humanity of the patients, as well as the NHS staff. As with all great writing, its honesty shines out' Tim Walker

'An excellent book ... Moving and fascinating in equal measure' Xand van Tulleken

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781787395596
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Duty of Care is a tense and gripping account of the unfolding pandemic from a doctor who was there. The bravery and dedication of NHS staff are extraordinary, the looming dangers vividly described. I found it hard to put down' - Dr Rachel Clarke, Sunday Times bestselling author of Dear Life and Your Life in My Hands.

'Gripping, humane, eye-opening and seriously tense. Public interest journalism which reads like a thriller novel' - Ian Dunt.

'Truly wonderful ... Brilliant at explaining what it means to be at the heart of things, the growing sense of menace ... Absolutely essential reading ... It deserves to be on every recommended reading list and pressed into the hands of every politician ... Beautifully written, passionate and moving, this is the book everyone should read about COVID-19' - Kate Mosse.

'A startlingly personal account ... It can be described as a memoir, a thriller or a horror story, but it is really all at once' - Observer.

'Reads like a thriller – a first-hand account of a group of individuals facing a terrible adversary – but it also moved me sometimes to tears because it communicates the humanity of the patients, as well as the NHS staff. As with all great writing, its honesty shines out' - Tim Walker.

'An excellent book ... Moving and fascinating in equal measure' - Xand van Tulleken.

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“Social history as it unfolds”

I thought I would enjoy this book for the medical content as I love medical stories. In fact it is much more than a medical drama, or an autobiography of a doctor. It is an important work of social history,... More

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“A real hero”

COVID-19 effects everyone. It is in our lives now and will be for the foreseeable future, while we may feel the effects, it is our front line doctors and nurses who are bearing the brunt of it. Dominic Pimenta is a... More

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