|Dr Rachel Clarke||speaker|
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A unique chance to hear from two bestselling writers who experienced the Coronavirus crisis first hand, as patient and doctor. Michael Rosen spent much of last year in hospital suffering from the virus, including six weeks in an induced coma. Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS mixes stunning new prose poems from the former Children’s Laureate with the moving diaries of the doctors and nurses who saved his life. Palliative care specialist Dr Rachel Clarke has followed the acclaimed Dear Life and Your Life In My Hands with Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a time of pandemic, her unflinching but hopeful account of her time on the COVID-19 wards. They will be in conversation with Jewish Renaissance editor Rebecca Taylor.
Click here to purchase copies of Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS by Michael Rosen and Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a time of pandemic by Dr Rachel Clarke from our independent book selling partners Blackwell’s.
Michael Rosen is a poet, broadcaster, former Children’s Laureate and a recipient of one of France’s top honours: Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has presented BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth since 1996.
Rachel Clarke is a palliative care doctor and former TV journalist who cares deeply about standing up for her patients and the NHS. She retrained as a doctor in her late twenties, after making current affairs documentaries about subjects as diverse as the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Al Qaeda and the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rachel believes that helping patients who are approaching the end of their lives experience the best quality life possible is priceless. She lives in Oxford with her husband and two children.
A Jewish Book Week event in association with Jewish Renaissance and Kings Place, sponsored by Dangoor Education.