Introduced by newsreader, presenter, and Barnardo's president Natasha Kaplinsky, Letters From Lockdown features 100+ letters from celebrity names, COVID heroes, and a diverse range of members of the public, all answering the question - 'What was lockdown like for you?'
Contributors include: Paul McCartney * Joe Wicks * Malala Yousafzai * Ed Sheeran * Helen Mirren * Cressida Cowell * Mary Berry * Richard Branson * Peppa Pig * Andy Murray * Helena Bonham Carter * Lenny Henry * Bruno Tonioli * Romesh Ranganathan * The family of Captain Tom * Bear Grylls * Charly Cox * Dr Alex George * Jacqueline Wilson * Matt Lucas * Monica Galetti * Kelly Holmes * Bill Gates* Sir Mo Farah and many more.
The publisher will donate all profits, which will be a minimum of £1.50 for each copy of the book sold, to Barnardo's (registered charity in England and Wales no. 216250), who do important work to protect and support the UK's most vulnerable children, more in need now than ever.
The letter writers include doctors and nurses, care home staff and vaccinators, train drivers and hairdressers, teachers and environmentalists - people who have been on the frontline in tackling the pandemic, or in trying to get the world back on its feet. Other letters document the unforgettable lighter moments of the past year: interviews crashed by children, TikTok triumphs and disasters, and Goats joining Zoom meetings. Each offers their unique perspective on the year everything changed.