Joanna Cannon in Ely

Thursday 31st October

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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In this powerful memoir,  Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots.

We walk with her through the wards, facing extraordinary and daunting moments: from attending her first post-mortem, sitting with a patient through their final moments, to learning the power of a well- or badly chosen word. These moments, and the small sustaining acts of kindness  that punctuate hospital life, teach her that emotional care and mental health can be just as critical as restoring a heartbeat.

Now a best-selling novelist ( The Trouble with Sheep and Goats ) as well as a practising psychiatrist, Joanna  is well placed to bring to life the vivid, human stories of doctors and patients – and shows us why we need to take better care of those who care for us.