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Cambridge Literary Festival: Joanna Cannon - Breaking & Mending

Cambridge Literary Festival: Joanna Cannon - Breaking & Mending

Sunday 1 December 2019
The Old Divinity School, St Johns College
‘A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken... I knew I had to carry on. Because I wasn't the patient. I was the doctor.’

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Before she becoming a bestselling novelist (The Trouble with Goats and Sheep), Cannon trained in medicine, eventually specialising in psychiatry. Breaking and Mending is her memoir of the NHS as viewed from the inside: the care and compassion, but also the fear and the panic; the entrenched hierarchies, the breaking of bad news – and the moments of connection that make it all worthwhile. Join her for stories of love, loss and hope, and insights into how we can take better care of those who care for us.

In conversation with Jo Browning Wroe, writer and teacher

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1 hour