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Seaside Practice Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor by Tom Smith
  

Seaside Practice Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor

Synopsis

Seaside Practice Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor by Tom Smith

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 -

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


About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

23rd December 2008

Author

Tom Smith

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Publisher

Short Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Autobiography: general
General practice

ISBN

9781906021795

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