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Breaking & Mending: A junior doctor’s stories of compassion & burnout (Wellcome Collection) by [Joanna Cannon]
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I tore through Breaking and Mending... frank, emotional and compassionate -- David Nicholls

One of the most beautiful books you will ever read -- Kate Mosse

Joanna Cannon's powerful, moving memoir of her time as a junior doctor is so good. -- Nina Stibbe

Now a best-selling writer, Cannon's stories of her time as a junior doctor explore how humans can give each other hope and compassion in even the darkest of moments. -- Jameela Jamil ― Stylist

The story of the struggling NHS has been told in several excellent books recently, and this is among the best. We need to listen. -- Katy Guest ― Guardian

In Breaking and Mending, [Joanna Cannon] brings her literary talents to her previous career in a memoir brimming with her trademark compassion and psychological insight. ... What sets Cannon's book apart is not just its humanity and wisdom but the novelist's keen observational eye. Cannon is a chronicler both of the human condition and the quotidian details - the clothes, the tics, the sights, sounds, smells and ephemera - which speak to who we are. -- Hannah Beckerman ― Observer Published On: 2019-09-22

Before she became a novelist, Cannon worked as a doctor. Here, she recalls her days on the wards in the most moving way. -- Anna Bonet ― Red

This raw and emotional memoir ... is full of depth and insight, and made me so grateful to all those who work in healthcare. -- Nina Pottell ― Prima

Powerful, shocking and intimate all at the same time -- John Boyne

I will be buying Breaking & Mending today and you should too -- Adam Kay, author of THIS IS GOING TO HURT --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Joanna Cannon is the bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, which was published in 15 countries, and sold over 250,000 copies in the UK alone. Jo's love of narrative had always drawn her to psychiatry, but it wasn't until her thirties that she decided to go back to university to study medicine. Before specialising in psychiatry, she rotated through a series of hospital jobs, from the chaos of A&E to the handkerchief quiet of palliative care.

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death. wellcomecollection.org --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN : B07GH9NYXM
  • Publisher : Wellcome Collection; Main edition (26 September 2019)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 444 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 174 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 1788160576
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