Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas : Festive Hospital Diaries From the Author of Multi-Million-Copy Hit This is Going to Hurt

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The number one Sunday Times bestseller - with a new, fantastically festive front cover! Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a short gift book of festive diaries from the author of multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt.

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, horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

This 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.

'The perfect surgical stocking-filler' - The Times

Two different covers of Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas have been printed: one has a special festive design, and the other is our original hardback design. You will either receive the festive design or the original (as shown here) in your order. Specific covers cannot be requested.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 118 x 186 x 22mm | 190g
  • Picador
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 9781529018585
  • 2,957

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Sunday Times humour book of the year Sunday Times
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Sunday Times humour book of the year * Sunday Times * The perfect surgical stocking filler. Jokes galore. This little book will no doubt cheer up the many readers who find it under their tree * The Times * Very, very funny -- Graham Norton Beyond hilarious . . . A small-but-perfectly formed follow-up to This is Going to Hurt, this Christmas-themed delight continues to capture the dark humour and dedicated work of NHS professionals everywhere * Stylist * A funny, poignant snapshot of humanity * Radio Times * Will have you crying with laughter * Good Housekeeping * Contains Kay's unique alchemy of medical insight and cynical wit * Daily Mirror * Hilarious and heartbreaking * Irish Times * The funniest book of 2019 * The Mail * Kay's fans will be delighted to discover that it is entirely as revolting, funny and moving as the first * i-news * Matchless stories . . . funny, disgusting and moving * Guardian *
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About Adam Kay

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and author of the multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt and the festive diaries Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas. He previously worked as a junior doctor, which is hopefully clear by now. He lives in Oxfordshire.
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