Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas - Adam Kay

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

By Adam Kay

  • Release Date: 2019-10-17
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
From 936 Ratings


A short gift book of festive hospital diaries from the author of 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.

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas 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


  • Disappointingly short

    By Moosins
    Too short for the cost, felt repetitive in places
  • Laugh Out Loud Funny

    By Bobs Mum 2010
    Laughed my way through a whole plane journey reading this, so so funny but also very relatable.
  • Pre-Christmas must read

    By Taylor_Burns
    Heartwarming and laugh out loud in parts! This book in hand in front of the fire is a great way to kick off the winter season!
  • Fab-Yule-lous

    By Lucyylouise
    I’m only half way through the book and can’t recommend enough! It’s absolutely hilarious! As someone in the nhs it really does make me giggle.
  • Excellent

    By C.B 2294
    Fantastic book
  • Utterly gripping like the forst

    By SazzleEBizzle
    Once again, I couldn’t put this book down. It was gripping, hilarious, wonderful and inspiring as before - just wish it was longer.
  • Good but far too short

    By shell32h
    Content good but way too short for the money :(
  • Amazing

    By CDoc333
    Witty and funny book! Very easy read.
  • Excellent read

    By Only1Moodz
    Thoroughly refreshing...written with honesty & laughter! Eagerly awaiting book no. 3
  • Too short!!

    By Annabel404
    Great book but far too short!