Blood, Sweat and Tea
Real Life Adventures in an Inner-city Ambulance
By (author) Tom Reynolds
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Blood, Sweat and Tea by Tom Reynolds
Book DescriptionA beautifully written insight into the stresses, strains and successes of working for the London Ambulance service. Is there anyone who hasn't wondered about the state of the occupant of an ambulance, screaming along with its sirens on and blue lights flashing? Have you? And have you wondered about the other people inside the ambulance, maybe fighting to save the patient's life? Or have you considered that the ambulance may be another 'maternataxi' ordered by a woman who can't be bothered to book a real cab and who then complains she can't smoke on the way to hospital? And that the medical technician inside might just be desperate to get back home from a busy shift, to have a cup of tea and catch up with his blog? Meet Tom Reynolds. Tom is an Emergency Medical Technician who works for the London Ambulance Service in East London. He has kept a blog of his daily working life since 2003 and his award-winning writing is, by turn, moving, cynical, funny, heart-rending and compassionate. It is never less than compelling. From the tragic to the hilarious, from the heartwarming to the terrifying, the stories Tom tells give a fascinating - and at times alarming - picture of life in inner-city Britain, and the people who are paid to mop up after it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905548231
(197mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Imprint: The Friday Project Limited
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tom Reynolds
Complete Blood, Sweat and Tea, Paperback (June 2011)
Collected in one volume, here are the true life stories of London ambulance driver, Tom Reynolds.
More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea, Paperback (April 2010)View all books by Tom Reynolds
The sequel to the bestselling memoir Blood, Sweat & Tea.
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Author Biography - Tom Reynolds
Tom Reynolds began work for the NHS when he was 23 and specialised as an A&E nurse. He moved to the London Ambulance Service when he discovered that 'he wanted to 'torture the patients in A&E'. In his own words, this is 'not healthy'. He has kept his critically-acclaimed blog since 2003 and is frequently quoted in the national press. This is his first book.
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