Caroline Elton and Christie Watson

The Human Face Behind The Mask

Date: Sunday 23rd September 2018
Venue: Public Hall | 12pm
Tickets: £12

We look at doctors, nurses and the relationship between patient and medics from two unique perspectives. Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years before becoming a writer. Taking us from birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness (now a Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week) is an astounding account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness, as well as enormous stress and challenges. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award.

Caroline Elton is a psychologist who, for over twenty years, has listened as doctors unburdened themselves of the pressures of their jobs, a topic she confronts in her book Also Human – asking how doctors cope with their own questions and fears, in a health service stretched to breaking point, when they are expected to have all the answers?

In conversation with Julia Wheeler

Event in partnership with Nuffield Health

Nuffield Health

Christie Watson, The Language of Kindness
Christie Watson, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Christie Watson

Caroline Elton, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Caroline Elton