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Gavin Francis was born in 1975 and brought up in Fife, Scotland. After qualifying from medical school in Edinburgh he spent ten years travelling, visiting all seven continents. He has worked in Africa and India, made several trips to the Arctic, and crossed Eurasia and Australasia by motorcycle. His first book, True North, was published in 2008. He has lectured widely and his essays have appeared in the Guardian, Granta and the London Review of Books. He lives in Edinburgh.

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Adventures in Human Being by Gavin Francis
Adventures in Human Being
Gavin Francis
In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
Adventures in Human Being by Gavin Francis
Adventures in Human Being
Gavin Francis
In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/02/2016
Empire Antarctica Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins by Gavin Francis
Empire Antarctica Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins
Gavin Francis
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2013. The author fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the base-camp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. So remote, it is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2013

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