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Christie Watson

Christie Watson: The Courage to Care: A Call for Compassion

Saturday 29 May | 5 - 6pm

£4-8 + £1.50 booking fee Venue: Derby Theatre, DE1 2NF

You can buy tickets for either an in-person event or a live stream event

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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.

The health and safety of all our ticket holders is paramount. Please read the following safety information about your visit to Derby Theatre: Health & Safety Information for Your Visit | Derby Theatre

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