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Author Michael Rosen on his experience of Covid and his tribute to the NHS

Author Michael Rosen on his experience of Covid and his tribute to the NHS

A year ago, the writer, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen was rushed to hospital with Covid. Put into an induced coma in intensive care for 48 days, he underwent weeks of convalescence as he learned to walk again. Following his recovery he wrote a new book, Many Different Kinds of Love: A Story of Life, Death and the NHS, featuring letters written to him by the medical staff who cared for him, as well as a series of poems about his months in hospital. Michael Rosen discusses his near-death experience and his desire to pay tribute to the NHS workers who saved his life. Presenter Elle Osili-Wood Producer Jerome Weatherald

Duration: 29 min

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