Title: Breaking and Mending
Authors: Cannon, Joanna
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 158
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: A few years ago, I found myself in A & E.

I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn't eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains and I shook with the effort of not crying. I was an inch away from defeat ... but I knew I had to carry on.

Because I wasn't the patient. I was the doctor. [Taken from book cover, Profile Books]

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I think this is a wonderful book to read - it's so well-written."

"I just really enjoyed the book. It moved me deeply." "The book is written with sensitivity and a wonderful caring attitude."

"This book grabs the reader from the first paragraph."

"The author's narrative in describing her relationship with her clients is beautiful."

"I think this is a book we should all read."

"A moving and beautifully written book which gives a snapshot of a junior doctor's life."

"Even though the book is written in the UK, it has huge parallels here."

Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Contemporary, Medical/Health, Morals/Ethics, Social commentary/perspectives, UK, 2022 Titles


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