“The Language of Kindness” hasn’t even hit shelves yet and it’s already being adapted for the screen. Christie Watson’s memoir about nurses, compassion, caring, and healing is receiving the television treatment from Mammoth Screen (“Victoria”). Deadline broke the story.
From publisher Chatto & Windus, the book is set for release May 3 in the UK and May 8 in the States. It is Watson’s account of the incredible warmth and empathy found in the nursing profession. The author herself worked as a nurse for 20 years at several hospitals. “The Language of Kindness” “tells stories including the nursing of a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, a patient’s agonizing heart-lung transplant, and the hair-washing of a child fatally injured in a fire, attempting to remove the toxic smell of smoke before the grieving family arrive,” the source notes.
Rachel Bennette will pen the series.