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Seaside Practice Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor

by Tom Smith

Seaside Practice Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor Synopsis

When he arrives to take up his first posting as a GP in Collintrae, a small fishing village on the West coast of Scotland, young Tom Smith isn't quite sure what to expect. Certainly, nothing in his medical training could have prepared him for what he finds - a baker with nine lives, Mad Maggie in the River Muck, and a gaggle of giggling nuns, to name but a few of the extraordinary cases that he comes up against in his first few years there. Heartwarming, gloriously eccentric, Dr Tom's stories will touch everyone with their easy comic charm. They capture the beauty of the Scottish lowlands, the joys and sorrows of its inhabitants, and the richly rewarding experiences of life as a Scottish country doctor. Whoever thought that a job could be so wildly unpredictable -

Seaside Practice Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor Press Reviews

It's all in a day's work for the James Herriot of human beings - Smith has an engaging style and beautifully captures the dramas in his patient's lives. Glasgow Evening Times An entertaining and insightful read - Daily Express Characters and cases unfold in this delightful book that reads like All Creatures Great and Small but with people instead of animals - The Glaswegian Dr Tom Smith is an engaging storyteller who invites the reader to sit back in a comfortable chair and slip into a slower, more innocent world The Glasgow Herald A joyous feast from cover to cover, and not bedside table should be without it - Medical Journal's Association newsletter

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906021795
Publication date: 23rd December 2008
Author: Tom Smith
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Autobiography: general, General practice,

About Tom Smith

Dr Tom Smith MB ChB, Dip Pharm Med is 66 years old. During the course of a successful medical career, he has been a GP, published several health books, made TV and radio appearances and written for numerous medical journals and newspapers. He is also the author of Doctor, Have You Got a Minute? (Short Books, 2006). He is married with two children and five grandchildren and lives in Scotland.

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