Molly Case and Rachel Clarke discuss their memoirs with Sue Cook.
How to Treat People introduces patients and their experience of illness but when Molly’s father is admitted to the high dependency unit on which she works, two worlds – the professional and the personal – suddenly collide.
‘gets to the heart of who we are’ Nina Stibbe.
Dear Life portrays life in a hospice where, because time is running out, there is more of what matters in life – more love, more strength, more kindness, more smiles, more dignity, more joy, more tenderness, more grace, more compassion – than you could ever imagine.
‘A truly wonderful book. Read it.’ Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm
‘What a remarkable book…tender, funny, brave, heartfelt, radiant with love and life.’ Robert MacFarlane
Molly Case, a cardiac nurse at St George’s Hospital, first studied Creative Writing and English Literature at Bath Spa University and is a spoken word artist who won national recognition in 2013 when she performed her poem Nursing the Nation at the Royal College of Nursing. Molly has featured in the Guardian, Independent, Times, Elle Magazine and Huffington Post, and was named in the Health Service Journal’s Inspirational Women list and the BBC’s 100 Women list. Her debut collection of poetry is Underneath the Roses Where I Remembered Everything.
Rachel Clarke, an NHS doctor working in palliative medicine at St George’s Hospital, London, wrote extensively about the junior doctor dispute. She writes health politics for the Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, Huffington Post and BMJ and has appeared on BBC Newsnight, Channel 4 News, BBC1, ITV, Sky, BBC Radio 4’s Today and PM, Radio 1 and Radio 5 Live. In 2016, she received the UK Medical Journalists’ Association award for blogger of the year. Her first book was Your Life in My Hands.
Sue Cook is one of the UK’s most experienced broadcasters. Her BBC TV shows include Crimewatch UK, the Children in Need Appeal and Holiday; and to radio listeners she’s been a familiar voice since the 70s on many series and individual programmes, including You and Yours and, more recently, Making History for Radio 4. Sue is now a successful novelist, currently working on adapting her first novel, On Dangerous Ground for a film of the same title.
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