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Bestselling writer Christie Watson was a nurse for over 20 years. In March 2020 Christie joined the COVID-19 Emergency Nursing Register and worked in critical care during the first peak of the coronavirus. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel and Waverton Good Read Awards and her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, also achieved international critical acclaim. Her non-fiction debut, The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story, was a number one Sunday Times bestseller and a Book of the Year in the Evening Standard, Guardian, New Statesman, Sunday Times and The Times. Her most recent work, The Courage to Care, is a vital and timely book about inspirational nurses, and the bravery of patients and families. She is Professor of Medical and Health Humanities at the University of East Anglia.
‘It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever’The Guardian on 'The Language of Kindness'