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 1,215 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


  • Clever and quirky.

    By JamieAdstories
    This was entertaining and refreshing, telling the real story about what it is like working in a hospital at Christmas time. This is something which we rarely think about whilst stuffing turkey down our gullets. Funny and told in the form of a first person revisiting.
  • Yet another great read

    By emnico1
    Enjoyed Adams first book and this was full of lol’s would recommend
  • Heartbreaking and funny .

    By sgian
    Anybody who works in healthcare will love this and will recognise a lot of the situations in the book.I found it hilarious and sad at the same time.
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    By alishakC
    Just wow!
  • Fantastic

    By Ree 90 x
    Fantastic read, loved the previous book and loved this one equally as much. It’s so relatable working in the nhs and knowing how hard it all is.
  • ‘‘Twas the Nightshift before Christmas

    By jacsmith1993
    Very funny book, was on the shorter side but was definitely a good read!
  • Lol

    By Mullers234
    Very good and very funny the sample could be longer though
  • 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!