Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

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What to expect

The number one Sunday Times bestseller.

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

Critics Review

  • 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

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