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Dear NHS

A Collection of Stories to Say Thank You
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Summary

Features 75 stories narrated by their authors.

Curated and edited by Adam Kay (author of multi-million best seller This Is Going to Hurt), Dear NHS features household names telling their personal stories of the health service. Contributors include Paul McCartney, Emilia Clarke, Stephen Fry, Sir Trevor McDonald, Sir Michael Palin, Naomie Harris, Dame Emma Thompson, Joanna Lumley, Miranda Hart, Ed Sheeran, David Tennant, Dame Julie Walters, Emma Watson and many, many more.

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, an amazing list of 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.

This audiobook features readings by: Monica Ali, Pam Ayres, David Baddiel, Mary Beard, William Boyd, Frankie Boyle, Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Kathy Burke, Jimmy Carr, Candice Carty-Williams, Lauren Child, Lee Child, Bridget Christie, Emilia Clarke, Rev Richard Coles, Daisy May Cooper, Jilly Cooper, Fearne Cotton, Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal, Victoria Derbyshire, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Anne Fine, Stephen Fry, Professor Green, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Mark Haddon, Matt Haig, The Hairy Bikers, Naomie Harris, Miranda Hart, Victoria Hislop, Nick Hornby, Sali Hughes, Konnie Huq, Marina Hyde, E L James, Jackie Kay, Lorraine Kelly, Marian Keyes, Shappi Khorsandi, Joanna Lumley, Lee Mack, Catherine Mayer, Alexander McCall Smith, Paul McCartney, Sir Trevor McDonald, Caitlin Moran, Kate Mosse, Jojo Moyes, David Nicholls, Sir Michael Palin, Sue Perkins, Katie Piper, Jonathan Ross, Ed Sheeran, Paul Sinha, Frank Skinner, Kate Tempest, David Tennant, Dame Emma Thompson, Sandi Toksvig, Stanley Tucci, KT Tunstall, Dame Julie Walters, Phil Wang, Emma Watson, Mark Watson, Jack Whitehall, Josh Widdicombe, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Greg Wise, Benjamin Zephaniah.

A minimum of £1 from the proceeds received by The Orion Publishing Group from this audiobook will be made available by the publisher to NHS Charities Together. A minimum of £0.05 from the proceeds received by The Orion Publishing Group from this audiobook will be made available by the publisher to the Lullaby Trust.

The Lullaby Trust Limited is a registered charity in the UK with charity number 262191 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

NHS Charities Together is a registered charity in the UK with charity number 1186569 (England and Wales)

©2020 Orion Publishing Group (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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This book should be compulsory for all MPs

This is such a brilliant book. I got it this morning and have been touched by each and every story. I truly believe that every MP from every party should be made to listen to this on repeat until they all can work together to make sure that our NHS is protected in law & financed properly forever.

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Feel Good and Fabulous

loved this book. packed with interesting and feel good stories all around the NHS. just what we all need during this strange time.

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Not the full book

This isn’t all 100 stories that are in the full printed book. Looking closely I suppose I should have worked that out from the title change and by looking through the list of contributions, but I hadn’t realised so was disappointed to not hear from some of the contributors I’d most wanted to. Book itself is fine - some good stories some boring ones. Nice to support a charity but probably not the greatest book I’ve ever listened to.

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tear filled gratitude

a heartfelt tribute to an awesome bunch of selfless dedicated people, makes me proud to be married to an NHS worker

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Great audio book!

If you’re feeling stuck by COVID life and in need of uplifting stories of gratitude, this is a great collection, read by all who wrote their stories.

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Brilliant, except for the political views

As an NHS Worker, and as a former patient (on a few occasions), I found this to be poignant, thoughtful and humbling (that people think so highly of us all).

I disliked the political statements made by a few of the contributors, most notably Frankie Boyle - who just used it as a platform to spout his usual political drivel, putting words into the NHS’s mouth (e.g. that all but student nurses would wish to die and be taken away from these appalling conditions!!)
What a shame that you had to include that...

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Our NHS

Loved the laughter and felt the tears. A book with both and balanced in its construction.

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Amazing book

Highly recommended, my family and I have enjoyed the stories told to us by celebrities. Its makes feel that yes they are human and humbling and you realise that how amazing the NHS are. We thank you ❤️❤️❤️ clapping goes out to you.

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Lovely!

This book is just an absolute delight and I'm so glad I got the audio version over the paper as the stories are told in the authors' voices which really adds to the effect.

The stories are funny, moving, heartbreaking and a great little tribute to the wonderfullness of the NHS.

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  • 08-09-20

Moving and valuable listen

Everyone should read/listen to this. It is a real lesson in life. you will cry and laugh but you will mostly feel safe and reassured and valued.

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  • Jan
  • 09-07-20

This Audiobook seems to be missing a LOT!

It's lovely, but it seems to be missing loads of stories. There are supposed to be 100. There are not. Lots of people's stories are missing from this audiobook. is there any way to fix this? I would love to hear them all in their entirety. Thanks.

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