Letters From Lockdown: Famous faces, frontline workers and stay-at-home heroes reflect on the year everything changed (Paperback)Natasha Kaplinsky (author)
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Exploring the question ‘what was lockdown like for you?’ this moving collection of over a hundred letters from front-line workers, home-heroes and famous faces from Joe Wicks to Tim Peake reflect on the funny, sad, heroic and unexpected experiences brought about by the pandemic.
Introduced by newsreader, presenter, and Barnardo's president Natasha Kaplinsky, Letters From Lockdown features 100+ letters from celebrity names, COVID heroes, and a diverse range of members of the public, all answering the question - 'What was lockdown like for you?'
Contributors include: Paul McCartney; Joe Wicks, Malala Yousafzai, Helen Mirren, Cressida Cowell, Mary Berry, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Richard Branson, Peppa Pig, Andy Murray, Helena Bonham Carter, Lenny Henry, Bruno Tonioli, Romesh Ranganathan, The family of Captain Tom, Bear Grylls, Charly Cox, Dr Alex George, Jacqueline Wilson, Matt Lucas, Monica Galetti, Ed Sheeran, Kelly Holmes, Bill Gates, Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen, and many more.
The idea for the book came from Natasha Kaplinsky's children, Arlo and Kika. They wrote an open letter, wanting to understand other people's experiences of lockdown. Their question, 'What was lockdown like for you?' is the prompt; the collection of letters in response form the book. As we keep our fingers crossed that this summer will bring a safe end to restrictions, this mixture of funny, sad, heart-warming, surprising, heroic and honest experiences will mark the start of a period of reflection.
The letter writers include doctors and nurses, care home staff and vaccinators, train drivers and hairdressers, teachers and environmentalists - people who have been on the frontline in tackling the pandemic, or in trying to get the world back on its feet. Other letters document the unforgettable lighter moments of the past year: interviews crashed by children, TikTok triumphs and disasters, and Goats joining Zoom meetings. Each offers their unique perspective on the year everything changed.
The publisher will donate all profits, which will be a minimum of GBP1.50 for each copy of the book sold, to Barnardo's (registered charity in England and Wales no. 216250), which does important work to protect and support the UK's most vulnerable children, who are more in need now than ever.
Other contributors include: Al Gore; Alexandra Shulman, Davina McCall, Toby Regbo, Trevor McDonald, Jo Malone, Keir Starmer, Boris Johnson, Mark Ronson, Maro Itoje, Nicola Adams, Raymond Blanc, Richard Curtis and Emma Freud, Mick Jagger, Sita Brahmachari, Sophie Gonzales, Hayden Kays, Tim Peake, Sean Fitzpatrick, and Joan Collins.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 214 x 134 x 24 mm
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