On the 23rd of March 2020, as the deadliest pandemic to affect humankind spread around the world, the UK went into lockdown. In the following weeks and months, it became clear that in many ways we were all in this together, but the virus and the long period of isolation would hit people in entirely different ways. When BBC Radio 4’s PM programme launched the ‘Covid Chronicles’ slot, listeners from across the country – and beyond – began sending in their lockdown stories to be aired on the show. The results are astonishing: moving, profound, funny and powerful. This book provides an invaluable record of our collective experiences.