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Christie Watson
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Christie Watson is an award-winning, bestselling writer. She has been a nurse for over twenty years.

The Language of Kindness was published in 2018 and was a number one Sunday Times Bestseller. It was a Book of the Year in the Evening Standard, Guardian, New Statesman, The Sunday Times and The Times. It has been translated into 23 languages, and is currently being adapted for theatre and television.

Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award and Waverton Good Read Award and her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, also achieved international critical acclaim.

Christie holds an honorary Doctor of Letters for her contribution to nursing and the arts and is Patron of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. She lives in South London.


Books by Christie Watson

The Language of Kindness

The Sunday Times bestselling memoir about nursing and an urgent call for compassion and kindness

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The Courage to Care

A vital and timely book about inspirational nurses, and the bravery of patients and families, from the bestselling author of The Language of Kindness

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Quilt on Fire

A frank, funny and tender new book from Christie Watson about the search for meaning in mid-life

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The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson

The Language of Kindness is an astounding account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. Learn more - https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-language-of-kindness-9781784741976