41 min

Ep 1 - Michael Rosen: Waking from a Coma Page

    • Society & Culture

I’m over the moon Michael Rosen is my first guest on PAGE! Michael is one of Britain’s best-loved poets, a writer and former Children’s Laureate.


In this episode Michael discusses PAGE 163 of his latest book, 'Many Different Kinds of Love: A Story of Life, Death and the NHS'. In March 2020, Michael was struggling to breathe, and he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus. Here, he reflects on the month he spent in an induced coma, and the utterly extraordinary story of how his wife Emma and his consultant Hugh Montgomery, at the Whittington hospital, reached into his frozen mind and woke him up. He acknowledges the love and care he received from the nurses and compares it to the fierce devotion a parent gives to a sick child. Michael reveals how messages from his children enabled him to become conscious and how he is learning to make sense of his recovery when so many around him died. His optimism shines through as he talks acceptance, doing one joyful thing a day and why it’s important to own your challenges. I picked PAGE 163 as Michael’s love for Emma is so moving. This is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read about love, life and the NHS: it celebrates the indomitable spirits of the medical staff who kept Michael alive and the love and care his family showed him.



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Links:


Michael's book, Many Different Kinds of Love -

https://uk.bookshop.org/books/many-different-kinds-of-love-a-story-of-life-death-and-the-nhs/9781529109450


2020: The Story Of Us on ITV Hub - https://www.itv.com/hub/2020-the-story-of-us/10a1053a0001


'Chocolate Cake' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc


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Social Media:


Abby on Twitter and Instagram - @AbbyHollick
Michael on Twitter - @MichaelRosenYes


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Page is hosted and produced by Abby Hollick for Good Tape.
To contact us, email abby@goodtape.org


Sound Engineers: Hunter Charlton and Chris Sharp
Original Music: Paddy Gervers and Rob Sell for Torch and Compass
Graphic Designer: Tim Hughes
Web Support: Daniel Benoliel

I’m over the moon Michael Rosen is my first guest on PAGE! Michael is one of Britain’s best-loved poets, a writer and former Children’s Laureate.


In this episode Michael discusses PAGE 163 of his latest book, 'Many Different Kinds of Love: A Story of Life, Death and the NHS'. In March 2020, Michael was struggling to breathe, and he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus. Here, he reflects on the month he spent in an induced coma, and the utterly extraordinary story of how his wife Emma and his consultant Hugh Montgomery, at the Whittington hospital, reached into his frozen mind and woke him up. He acknowledges the love and care he received from the nurses and compares it to the fierce devotion a parent gives to a sick child. Michael reveals how messages from his children enabled him to become conscious and how he is learning to make sense of his recovery when so many around him died. His optimism shines through as he talks acceptance, doing one joyful thing a day and why it’s important to own your challenges. I picked PAGE 163 as Michael’s love for Emma is so moving. This is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read about love, life and the NHS: it celebrates the indomitable spirits of the medical staff who kept Michael alive and the love and care his family showed him.



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Links:


Michael's book, Many Different Kinds of Love -

https://uk.bookshop.org/books/many-different-kinds-of-love-a-story-of-life-death-and-the-nhs/9781529109450


2020: The Story Of Us on ITV Hub - https://www.itv.com/hub/2020-the-story-of-us/10a1053a0001


'Chocolate Cake' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc


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Social Media:


Abby on Twitter and Instagram - @AbbyHollick
Michael on Twitter - @MichaelRosenYes


---


Page is hosted and produced by Abby Hollick for Good Tape.
To contact us, email abby@goodtape.org


Sound Engineers: Hunter Charlton and Chris Sharp
Original Music: Paddy Gervers and Rob Sell for Torch and Compass
Graphic Designer: Tim Hughes
Web Support: Daniel Benoliel

41 min

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