Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas (Hardback)Adam Kay (author)
This is Going to Hurt was the sleeper smash of last year and now medic and comic Adam Kay returns with more jet-black anecdotes about life on the wards. Mordantly hilarious and occasionally heart-breaking, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a celebration of the hard-working heroes of the NHS and their wonderful gallows humour.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year 2020
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 186 x 118 x 22 mm
Sunday Times humour book of the year - Sunday Times
The perfect surgical stocking filler. Jokes galore. This little book will no doubt cheer up the many readers who find it under their tree - The Times
Very, very funny - Graham Norton
Beyond hilarious . . . A small-but-perfectly formed follow-up to This is Going to Hurt, this Christmas-themed delight continues to capture the dark humour and dedicated work of NHS professionals everywhere - Stylist
A funny, poignant snapshot of humanity - Radio Times
Will have you crying with laughter - Good Housekeeping
Contains Kay’s unique alchemy of medical insight and cynical wit - Daily Mirror
Hilarious and heartbreaking - Irish Times
The funniest book of 2019 - The Mail
Kay's fans will be delighted to discover that it is entirely as revolting, funny and moving as the first - i-news
Matchless stories . . . funny, disgusting and moving - Guardian
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“A brilliant seasonal book”
The ideal Christmas gift for anyone who enjoyed This Is Going To Hurt. This book looks back at the six Christmases that Adam Kay worked in the NHS. The diary entries mix humour with kindness, and sometimes disbelief... More
“My most anticipated book of 2019!”
A ginormous thank you to the publishers for this early review copy!!!
This is defiantly my most anticipated book of 2019. I am a massive fan of This Is Going To Hurt, Adam's first book and his stage show.
“A perfect little gem ”
It makes you realise just how lucky you are. Funny and sad AND lives up to 'this is going to hurt'. (which is saying a lot).
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