Great writers, artists, entertainers and thinkers talk about their experiences of the NHS and explore what it means to them in this unique collection curated and edited by Adam Kay, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller This Is Going to Hurt. With pieces by Stephen Fry, Dawn French, Ricky Gervais, Kathy Burke, Charlie Brooker, Caitlin Moran, Jonathan Ross, Sandi Toksvig, Konnie Huq and many many more, Dear NHS is a thank you and a celebration of our health service and all who work within it.
The NHS is our single greatest achievement as a country.
No matter who you are, no matter what your health needs are, and no matter how much money you have, the NHS is there for you. In Dear NHS, 100 inspirational people come together to share their stories of how the national health service has been there for them, and changed their lives in the process. By turns deeply moving, hilarious, hopeful and impassioned, these stories together become a love letter to the NHS and the 1.4 million people who go above and beyond the call of duty every single day – selflessly, generously, putting others before themselves, never more so than now.
They are all heroes, and this book is our way of saying thank you.
Contributors include: Dolly Alderton, Kate Atkinson, David Baddiel, Zoe Ball, Johanna Basford, Dame Mary Beard, William Boyd, Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Alex Brooker, Charlie Brooker, Rob Brydon, Bill Bryson, Kathy Burke, Peter Capaldi, Bridget Christie, Martina Cole, Rev Richard Coles, Daisy May Cooper, Jilly Cooper, Fearne Cotton, Peter Crouch, Juno Dawson, Grace Dent, Victoria Derbyshire, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Chris Evans, Anne Fine, Martin Freeman, Dawn French, Stephen Fry, Ricky Gervais, Mark Gatiss, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Professor Green, Mark Haddon, Matt Haig, The Hairy Bikers, Naomi Harris, Victoria Hislop, Nick Hornby, Sali Hughes, Konnie Huq, Marina Hyde, E.L. James, Greg James, Peter Kay, Lorraine Kelly, Marian Keyes, Shappi Khorsandi, Nish Kumar, Stewart Lee, Joanna Lumley, Lee Mack, Alexander McCall Smith, Sir Trevor McDonald, Caitlin Moran, Kate Mosse, Jojo Moyes, David Nicholls, Graham Norton, John Niven, Chris O’Dowd, Sir Michael Palin, Sue Perkins, Katie Piper, Ian Rankin, Jonathan Ross, Frank Skinner, Paul Sinha, Matthew Syed, Catherine Tate, Dame Emma Thompson, Louis Theroux, Sandi Toksvig, KT Tunstall, Stanley Tucci, Johnny Vegas, Kit de Waal, Danny Wallace, Phil Wang, Mark Watson, Robert Webb, Irvine Welsh, Jack Whitehall, Josh Widdicombe, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Greg Wise, and many more soon to be announced.
A minimum of GBP3.00 from the sale of each book will be paid to NHS Charities Together and GBP0.15 will be paid to The Lullaby Trust.