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Christie Watson is an award-winning, best-selling writer. She was a nurse for 20 years and is currently Professor of Medical and Health Humanities at the University of East Anglia.
Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away, won the Costa First Novel and Waverton Good Read Awards and her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, also achieved international critical acclaim. Her non-fiction, The Language of Kindness, was published in 2018 and was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. It was a Book of the Year in the Evening Standard, New Statesman, The Times, Guardian and the Sunday Times. It is currently being adapted for theatre and television.
The Courage to Care was published in 2020 and described by Kate Mosse as 'fierce, honest and … brimming with thought and love' and by Nigella Lawson as 'devastatingly moving and inspiring'. Joanna Cannon added, 'her words make us feel less alone.'
The paperback edition is published on 10 June 2021.
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