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Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of multi-million-copy hit This is Going to Hurt Hardcover – 17 Oct. 2019
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The number one Sunday Times bestseller – with a new, fantastically festive front cover! Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a short gift book of festive diaries from the author of multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.
This is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year.
'The perfect surgical stocking-filler' The Times
Two different covers of Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas have been printed: one has a special festive design, and the other is our original hardback design. You will either receive the festive design or the original (as shown here) in your order. Specific covers cannot be requested.
Very, very funny -- Graham Norton
Beyond hilarious . . . A small-but-perfectly formed follow-up to This is Going to Hurt, this Christmas-themed delight continues to capture the dark humour and dedicated work of NHS professionals everywhere, Stylist
A funny, poignant snapshot of humanity, Radio Times
Will have you crying with laughter, Good Housekeeping
Contains Kay’s unique alchemy of medical insight and cynical wit, Daily Mirror
Hilarious and heartbreaking, Irish Times
About the Author
- Publisher : Picador; Main Market edition (17 Oct. 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1529018587
- ISBN-13 : 978-1529018585
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Dimensions : 11.8 x 2.2 x 18.6 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 2,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 October 2019
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By tomjono on 18 October 2019
This is just a pot-boiler- and it’s clear he ran out of ideas towards the end. A bit thin throughout, and surely more happened during his last Christmas than he mentions?
And the last few pages of acknowledgements to everyone including the boiler-room cat was shameless padding. What a shame.
Pocket sized, admittedly, but ‘unputdownable’ and I would suggest a great stocking filler or ‘secret Santa’ gift (especially for those friends working in Maternity!)
By Olivia on 17 October 2019