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Breathtaking by Rachel Clarke

Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic

Rachel Clarke

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Imprint: Little, Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 28 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781408713785

From the bestselling author of Dear Life, Breathtaking is a compassionate, heartbreaking and compelling account of an NHS doctor in the midst of the greatest public health crisis in living memory.

  • The BooksellerEditor's Choice
4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
9 Oct 2020

"an unflinching insider's account of medicine in the time of coronavirus"

Exceptionally an Editor's Choice without me yet having had the chance to read it for I feel sure it will be extraordinary. Throughout the pandemic, Clarke-the author of Dear Life-has been a fiercely articulate spokesperson both for her patients and for the NHS. This new book is an unflinching insider's account of medicine in the time of coronavirus, which draws on testimony from nursing, acute and intensive care colleagues and her patients, to argue that this age of contagion has inspired a profound attentiveness to what matters most in life.