​Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships . . . Welcome to the life of a junior doctor.


    Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay’s This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, this is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.


    • Over two million copies sold
    • Bestselling non-fiction book of 2018 and 2019
    • Winner of a record four National Book Awards, including Book of the Year
    • Sunday Times number one bestseller for a record-breaking fourteen months
    • International number one bestseller
    • Translated into 37 languages
    • Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year, Books Are My Bag Reader's Choice award, Blackwell's debut book of the year, iBooks book of the year, Esquire book of the year
    • Bestselling e-book of all time
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    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 and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.


    Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas 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.


    • Instant Sunday Times number one bestseller
    • Over 500,000 copies sold in three months
    • First author to have simultaneous hardback and paperback Sunday Times nonfiction number one.
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