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Many Different Kinds of Love Reviews

Many Different Kinds of Love by Michael Rosen

Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS

Michael Rosen

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1 review

Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication date: 18 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781529109450

Embarking on the long road to recovery, Michael was soon ready to start writing about his near-death experience. Combining stunning new prose poems by one of Britain's best loved poets and the moving coronavirus diaries of his nurses, doctors and wife Emma-Louise Williams, this is a beautiful book about love, life and the NHS.

5 stars out of 5
Fiona Sturges
27 Mar 2021

"Many Different Kinds of Love paints a harrowing picture of being hospitalised with Covid-19"

We are now seeing a trickle of books attempting to make sense of the pandemic, variously examining the science of Covid, the government response and the ways we have failed to learn from history. Many Different Kinds of Love is perhaps the first to tell us about the disease through the eyes – and wheezing lungs – of the patient. Fear, despair and frustration feature highly in Rosen’s recollections; his sense of powerlessness is visceral and upsetting. But the book’s beating heart is the love shown to him by others.