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

by Michael Rosen

Hardback £14.99
Published 18th March 2021, 288 pages
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Description

A national treasure’s journey to the brink and back.

‘Will I wake up?’
‘There’s a 50:50 chance.’


Michael Rosen wasn’t feeling well. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and then he was admitted to hospital, suffering from coronavirus as the nation teetered on the edge of a global pandemic.

What followed was months on the wards: six weeks in an induced coma, and many more weeks of rehab and recovery as the NHS saved Michael’s life, and then got him back on his feet. Throughout Michael’s stay in intensive care, a notebook lay at the end of his bed, where the nurses who cared for him wrote letters of hope and support. 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. Featuring original illustrations by Chris Riddell, each page celebrates the power of community, the importance of kind gestures in dark times, and the indomitable spirits of the people who keep us well.

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

ISBN
9781529109450

Publisher
Ebury Publishing

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
March 18, 2021

Dimensions
22.2cm x 14.4cm x 2.8cm

Page count
288 pages