Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS (Hardback)Michael Rosen (author)
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Merging new poems with nurses’ medical diaries and his own reflections, this intensely powerful account of the beloved poet’s desperate struggle with Covid-19 is a resounding tribute to the NHS and the human spirit.
A national treasure's journey to the brink and back.
'Will I wake up?'
'There's a 50:50 chance.'
In March 2020, Michael Rosen became unwell. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus. What followed was months on the wards: a month in an induced coma, and weeks of rehab and recovery as the NHS saved his life, and then got him back on his feet. Throughout it all, a diary was kept at the end of Michael's bed, where his nurses wrote him letters of hope and support. And as soon as he was awake, he was ready to start writing his own story.
Combining stunning new prose poems by one of Britain's best loved poets and the moving coronavirus diaries of his nurses, and featuring original illustrations by Chris Riddell, this is a beautiful book about love, life and the NHS that celebrates the power of community and the indomitable spirits of the people who keep us well.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 407 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 28 mm
'An astonishingly original and moving book' - David Walliams
'Emotional...impossible to read without a lump in the throat.' - The Observer
'Intimate, desolate and sometimes very funny' - The Telegraph
'Touching and, at times, surprisingly amusing.' - Independent
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“I cried, I laughed, I loved it.”
Many thanks to the author, publishers and Netgalley for a free ARC of this ebook.
I was delighted to be approved for an ARC of this book. I am a huge fan of Michael Rosen, and had heard that this book was about to be... More
“A must read”
This is a wonderful book that I flew through. Reading just what Michael Rosen went through while fighting for his life due to covid and the notes from staff who cared for him are a real eye opener to just how serious... More
“Poignant and moving”
Michael has gone through so much in his battle with Covid-19 and has lost so many things but he hasn't lost his writing talent.
This is a heart breaking story, told through a mixture of nurse's diaries,... More
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