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Bed 12
By Alison Murdoch
Published By

Hikari Press

ISBN 9780995647800
Non Fiction Genre Biography Mind/Body Medical
Publication Date 05/01/2018
Price 10.00
Paperback Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bed-12-Alison-Murdoch/dp/0995647801
Ebook Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bed-12-Alison-Murdoch-ebook/dp/B0728JVRFZ


Bed 12 is a poignant and darkly comic account of what it’s like to fight for someone’s life. It’s for anyone who wonders about their own mortality, who has experienced the serious illness of a friend or relative, or who cares about the NHS.

Author's Bio

Alison Murdoch is a regular contributor to BBC Radio including: Good Morning Sunday, the Moral Maze, Women’s Hour, Prayer for the Day, Beyond Belief, and the Chris Evans Show. Her writing has been translated into four languages. She once smuggled herself into Tibet in the back of a lorry.


‘Bed 12 is a love letter to the NHS, and the everyday acts of kindness that keep it afloat … it needs to be widely read.’
Dr Phil Hammond – NHS doctor, writer, broadcaster and comedian.

‘A powerfully moving book revealing the healing power that resides within the minds and hearts of each one of us.’
Thupten Jinpa, principal English translator to the Dalai Lama

‘A fascinating and inspiring read for anyone who has experienced the serious illness of a friend or relative, or who wonders about their own mortality.’
Professor Clare Gerada MBE

‘This is a miraculous story told with great humanity.’
The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres KCVO DD FSA, Bishop of London (1995-2017)

‘A remarkable achievement. Bed 12 contains so much from which those of us providing intensive care could and should learn. ’
Richard Beale, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

‘It should be on the reading list for all nurses and doctors.’
Dr Bob Grove, former Chief Executive, the Centre for Mental Health

Leave a comment about this book:


  1. Corking book – I read it in one sitting!

  2. Gladly

  3. A lovely book – honest, good-humoured, engaging and insightful.

  4. Really moving… an extraordinarily uplifting story.

  5. Goes right to the heart, with deep wisdom for one of life’s greatest challenges: caring for a loved one you might lose in the end.

  6. Excellent book, heartfelt and reflective.

  7. Wonderful story and close to my heart, such a gripping read

  8. A great read full of pain compassion and joy

  9. Super book by a very talented and caring writer. Uplifting

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