Ward Nine: Coronavirus One Woman's Story by Alys Morgan

 This is a harrowing but interesting and timely account by Alys Morgan of her dreadful experience with coronavirus, cleverly interspersed with extracts from Daniel Defoe's book about the plague. Alys Morgan was extremely unlucky - she caught the virus in March last year when very little was known about it, and there wasn't much preparation for it. She provides a graphic account of how the virus affected her both physically and emotionally, and the loneliness and isolation of the hospital, except for the excellent staff. It's quite deep and philosophical with extracts of Matthew Arnold's poetry, but simply written.

This is certainly worth reading, and she provides a helpful reading list about plagues and isolation at the end.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.


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