Christie Watson was a registered nurse for twenty years before writing full time. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award and her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, was also published to international critical acclaim. Her next book, A Language of Kindness, takes us from birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary. It is an astonishing account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Her works have been translated into eighteen languages.