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Kate Garraway shares the raw and emotional story of the devastating impact that Covid-19 has had on her family - and how they are finding strength in hope.
In March 2020, Kate Garraway's husband, Derek Draper, contracted Covid-19 and was placed in a medically-induced coma. Initially, Kate was told that he would not survive. A year later he was still in hospital. Now at home but requiring round-the-clock care, he is thought to be the UK's longest-fighting Covid-19 patient.
In this intimate book, Kate shares her deeply personal story. As well as recounting how the illness took hold of their lives, she writes about how she is coping with the uncertainty of their future, how she's supporting her children through this traumatic time, how she has found strength in community and how she strives to hold on to hope even at the darkest of times. Covid-19 has affected everyone across the country in so many ways and Kate hopes that by revealing her own personal experience, it will give comfort to others. By sharing the lessons she has learnt along the way, it will help us all begin to try to re-build our lives.
Kate's exceptional courage, positivity and warmth shine through on every page, making The Power of Hope a truly inspiring read that will resonate with all of us whose lives continue to be touched by the virus.
|Publication date:||29th April 2021|
|Publisher:||Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Biographies & Autobiographies|
Closing date: 20/06/2021
Kate Garraway is a British TV and radio presenter and journalist and the author of The Power of Hope. She got her start on TV in 1994, joining the South edition of ITV News Central as a production journalist, reporter and news presenter. Two years later, she became co-presenter of the South East edition of ITV News Meridian. She launched the BBC 24-hour News Channel in 1997, and in 1998 she joined Sunrise on Sky News. Kate joined GMTV in September 2000, co-presenting GMTV Today alongside Andrew Castle, Eamonn Holmes, Fiona Phillips and Ben Shephard. In 2010 ITV breakfast relaunched as Daybreak. Kate was entertainment ...More About Kate Garraway