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Bloomsbury presents Everything Is True by Roopa Farooki, read by Tania Rodrigues. 

From the frontlines of the NHS, the story of a junior doctor's love, loss and grief through the Covid-19 crisis. 

In early 2020, junior doctor Roopa Farooki lost her sister to cancer. But just weeks later, she found herself plunged into another kind of crisis, fighting on the frontline of the battle taking place in her hospital, and in hospitals across the country. 

Everything Is True is the story of Roopa’s first 40 days of the Covid-19 crisis from the frontlines of A&E and the acute medical wards as, struggling through her grief, she battles for her patients’ and colleagues’ survival. Working 13-hour shifts, she returns home each evening to write through her exhaustion, chronicling the devastating losses and slowly eroding dehumanisation happening in real time on the ward. 

At once an unflinching insider’s account of medicine in the time of coronavirus, and the devastating story of a sister’s grief, Everything Is True is an exhilarating memoir of holding on to that which makes us human against insurmountable odds.

©2022 Roopa Farooki (P)2022 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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"An eloquent testimonial of grief and fury through the first 40 days of the Covid crisis – Farooki’s urgent, fragmentary diary of life on the wards conveys the fear, confusion and uncertainty of those first weeks with singular brilliance." (Gavin Francis)

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Written from the heart


This is the most incredibly moving and powerful account of what it was like to experience the first few months of the Covid pandemic as a health professional. It really puts the minor privations of a lot of the population into perspective, and highlights the often unnecessary suffering of patients and medics alike, at a time when there were no really effective treatments available. It also starkly points a finger at the gross incompetence and lazy disregard for its people that the government displayed.

The writing is powerful and the narrator read it with feeling and expression. It's not a long book but it really touched some raw emotions in me and left me feeling very sombre about a period of UK history which will surely be remembered for it's appalling lack of good management.