Nine Pints

Rose George

Published: 1 August 2019
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 384 pages
ISBN: 9781846276149

About the author

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Rose George is the author of A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World (long-listed for the Ulysses Reportage Prize), The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste (Portobello, 2008; shortlisted for the BMA Book Prize) and Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything (Portobello, 2013; winner of a Mountbatten Maritime Award), and Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood (Portobello, 2018). Rose writes frequently for the Guardian, New Statesman and many other publications, and her two TED talks, on sanitation and seafaring, have had 3 million views. More about the author


‘[Nine Pints] is not only brave but also powerfully feminist. Fierce and forensic... what it exposes is strangely beautiful



Astonishing... This absorbing, vital a wonder in its own rightSarah Ditum

‘An absorbing, vital book by one of the best non-fiction writers working today’

‘George [...] as a journalist, not a doctor, has an even keener eye for the [body's] social and political qualities... George's nine chapters demonstrate that blood is a living tissue which defies our attempts to make it stand still’ Kate Womersley

‘Important . . . immensely readable’

‘Intriguing. . . A fascinating topic’

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