Broccoli Book Club


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Breathtaking: the UK's human story of Covid is written by Palliative Care Dr Rachel Clarke.

Dr Clarke gives us an in-depth overview of the first four months of 2020 of the developing pandemic, where she describes the behind the scenes of NHS hospitals during that period of time. She shares how her colleagues dealt with the exponentially rising death toll, the neglect from the government and the fear many patients felt as they were taken into the intensive care unit.

Former Junior Doctor, now Producer, Samara Linton ( and Podcast Producer at Broccoli Productions, Jaja Muhammad ( discuss the themes behind book in depth with our host Diyora (

In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing ‘Shedding The Shackles’ by Lynne Stein, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to [email protected]

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