In response to Nick Booth: Nil By Mouth – our man on the NHS front line,
Mike Hunt wrote:
Best wishes Nick and hope all goes as well as possible for the future , I enjoy reading your gritty warts and all hospital diary, and as others have said there is no excuse for abusing NHS staff especially racially. I think some of the old people can get away with whatever they want just because they are old.
We can attempt to greatly empathise but no human being understands a fellow man’s desolate and dark periods in suffering, though we can bl**dy well cheer for you lad! Nor can I offer words of real succour Nick. What I will say is that, in your inner reserves of strength, in your undaunted courage, let there be some peace for you and in the kindling of hope in better health, this Christmas and beyond: in the new year.
K Gyngell wrote:
Best wishes are coming in, Nick, for your speedy recovery from friends of TCW. It’s also high time for us to acknowledge TCW’s diarist, a veritable 21st century Pepys. For your observations of human life in the raw, your wit, your stoicism and humanity, it’s hats off to you.