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It's A Long Story, Doctor!

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

In this hilarious omnibus edition of There You Are, Doctor!, On Holiday Again, Doctor? and You're Still a Doctor, Doctor!, we follow everybody's favourite G.P. as he encounters eccentric patients and extraordinary complaints galore.In his charming and delightful style, Dr Robert Clifford brings out the colourful side of medicine, introducing us to Miss Peabody, the elderly spinster ever hopeful of pools to win, and William Jessop, the blind man with a difference! Getting away from it all is not quite the relaxing, welcome break a doctor hopes for as he deals with gastro-enteritis in Marrakesh and kidney stones in Sahara - and the same could be said for the joy of retiring; it seems Dr Bob will always be on call!There's never a dull moments in his company; at home or abroad, his humour and philosophy are a tonic for all.

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Just Here, Doctor

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

Just Here, Doctor is the true story of a young country doctor and his patients - a richly entertaining and humorous chronicle of the life of a small West Country community as seen through the eyes of its G.P. Dr Clifford has some marvellous stories to tell: about the home delivery of a cricket fan's baby - in between overs of a televised Test Match; of the time he rode off on a gigantic horse to attend a hunting casualty - and rode back in an ambulance as the casualty; and the amazing saga of his student rugby tour of France - the craziest, most drunken ever undertaken. Here too, on the more serious side, are moving accounts of the courage of ordinary people in the face of serious, even fatal illness. Teeming with colourful and curious places and characters, Just Here, Doctor is packed with comedy, drama and tragedy, every bit as warm and enthralling as James Herriot's famous stories of a vet's life.

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Look Out, Doctor!

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

Doctor Bob lives in Tadchester on the Somerset coast. It's a good little town, but like all English country towns it has its fair share of interesting cases . . . To start with, there's young Mr Haggard who has a thing about doctors. Then there's Mr Wood, the amorous but underdeveloped photographer with a crush on Amazing Grace the receptionist . . . not forgetting Mrs Short with her secret addiction; Charlie Sloper, the local poacher and supermarket shoplifter; the accident-prone Aubrey Cattermole; and last but not least, the rugby team from Drake's College who develop a mysterious and embarrassing ailment after an away match at a London night club.And the strangest thing about these cases is, they're all true!

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Not There, Doctor

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

Not There, Doctor continues the hilarious and heartwarming true story of a young doctor and his patients in the heart of West Country. In the period leading up to Dr Clifford's wedding day, the trials and tribulations of his procession of patients are a source of constant entertainment. There's the angler whose salmon lure ends up embedded in the seat of his trousers; the bridegroom with a tattoo he's desperate to remove before he marries; the pregnant woman whose X-rays reveal a truly amazing phenomenon; and there's the Doctor's own wedding when the bridesmaids appear in transparent dresses and the vicar forgets his lines . . . Dr Clifford's chronicles are a marvellous blend of human laughter, tragedy and courage, tales of a doctor totally at one with his world.

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Oh Dear, Doctor!

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

Oh Dear, Doctor! is the fourth in the series of Dr Clifford's richly entertaining and true-life accounts of his experiences as a G.P. in a small West Country practice. Once again the inhabitants of Tadchester and Sanford prove that patients are not necessarily a virtue. Like Ralph, the tiny greengrocer, only too aware that an operation might restore marital duties with his huge bowler-hatted wife; the commander's wife who was literally a knock-out; and the dubious joys of being a school medical officer. Even off duty, things don't go too smoothly - there are trials and tribulations of taking his elderly and eccentric father-in-law on a camping holiday through France . . . and the writer's summer school where Dr Clifford ends up holding endless surgeries. Doctor, family man, humourist, philosopher and counsellor, Dr Robert Clifford takes us through his busy life, sharing his patients' problems and joys, tragedies and courage.

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On Holiday Again, Doctor?

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

Gastro-enteritis in Marrakesh, kidney stones in the Sahara, a wrenched sternum in Faro, bizarre accidents on a peaceful day's angling . . . It all goes to show that - as their patients would firmly agree - doctors shouldn't go on holiday.In On Holiday Again, Doctor? everyone's favourite West Country G.P. beguiles us with more colourful portraits of family and friends, colleagues and patients; improbable - but true - anecdotes of holidays at home and abroad; some serious comment on the medical profession; and an introduction to the gentle art of nearly going somewhere . . .

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Only When I Laugh, Doctor

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

An omnibus edition of Oh Dear, Doctor!, Look Out Doctor! and Surely Not, Doctor!, this volume follows the further exploits of Dr Bob Clifford in his country practice on the Somerset coast.Small though the town of Tadchester may be, nobody could accuse it of being sleepy. Not when stream of patients flocking to the surgery include Mrs. Short with her secret addiction, the absent-minded, incontinent vicar of St Peter's, the little greengrocer for whom an operation could restore marital duties with his huge bowler- hatted wife . . . not forgetting the entire rugby team from Drake's College who develop a mysterious and embarrassing ailment after an away match at a London night club . . .And even off-duty, life of Dr Bob is far from dull. Especially when it involves ailments at a writers' summer school, a camping holiday in France with his elderly, eccentric father-in-law and, ironically, a spell in hospital . . .

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Surely Not, Doctor!

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

Doctor Bob's country practice is in Tadchester on the Somerset coast, but no one can accuse the town of being a sleepy little backwater. All human life is there with its quirks, colour, comedy and richness . . .There's the absent-minded, incontinent vicar of St Peter's; the well-known London publisher whose dog has more taste than most; the lady magistrate who travels for miles for a doctor with warm hands and the packet of suppositories which prompts a bomb scare! Then there's the hairdresser with a penchant for male strippers and the whispering journalist who learnt how to shout. Even off duty, Doctor Bob's life is full of incident and he himself ends up with a long spell in hospital.It all goes to show that truth can be so much stranger than fiction . . .

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There You Are, Doctor!

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

As charming as he is entertaining, Dr Robert Clifford dispenses a delightful dose of hilarious anecdotes, colourful portraits of patients, family and friends, tempered with heartwarming tales of human courage and tragedy.There's the eccentric hermit Hamish Richardson; the stubborn Romany Zackovitch Hebden; Miss Peabody, the elderly spinster ever hopeful of a pools win; and William Jessop, the blind man whose handicap obviously isn't a handicap! As well as stories from his Tadchester surgery, Dr Robert Clifford tells of his son's accident on Sark and there are more fishy tales with water bailiff John Denton and a sparkling of delightful descriptions of holidays at home and abroad.Doctor, family man, humourist, philosopher and counsellor, Dr Robert Clifford's stories are a tonic for us all.

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Three Times A Day, Doctor

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

Three Times a Day, Doctor? combines the first three books in this humorous and heartwarming doctor series: Just Here Doctor; Not There Doctor; and What Next, Doctor? Together the paint a richly entertaining portrait of life in a small West Country community as seen through the eyes of its G.P.We read of the time he rode off on a horse to tend to a hunting casualty - and rode back in an ambulance as the casualty; of the craziest, most drunken rugby tour of France ever undertaken; of the pregnant woman whose X-rays revealed a medical phenomenon; of the elderly couple who turned out to be mother and son - the son being eighty-one . . .Teeming with colourful places and curious characters, by turns comic, dramatic and tragic, these tales provide an immensely entertaining slice of life delivered with a warmth and humour that will make them a real delight to read.

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What Next, Doctor?

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

What Next Doctor? is the third book in the hilarious Dr Clifford Chronicles, true-life experiences as G.P. in a West Country practice. This instalment commences when Dr Clifford and his bride wake up to a bizarre confrontation on the first day of their honeymoon - and promptly prescribe themselves champagne as a cure! The patients passing through his life are by turns comic and courageous, lovable and tragic. There's the long-married couple whose recipe for happiness is a row twice a week; the accident- prone ex- miner whose collection of injuries and ailments makes him a medical curiosity; and the elderly couple who turn out to be mother and son - the son is eighty-one! Dr Clifford presents us with an immensely entertaining slice of life- the tragedies and triumphs of ordinary people caught up in the human drama of survival in a world of sickness and ill health. And he tells his tale with all warmth and humour that makes his books a real delight to read.

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You're Still A Doctor, Doctor!

Robert Clifford
Authors:
Robert Clifford

The greatest joys of retiring, writes Dr Bob, are not having to get up early in the morning, not having to work at weekends and, above all, not being called out of bed at night. He should have added that it gives him more time to dip into his rich fund of lighthearted stories of wit, wisdom and the world at large.You're Still a Doctor, Doctor! gives us amusing insights into his medical career, and the writing and broadcasting career, and the writing and broadcasting career that took him under the spotlights and into some very embarrassing situations indeed . . .He also paints colourful pictures of patients and colleagues, records time spent messing about on boats, and the hilarious adventures of holidays abroad where he met, amongst countless others a man from Wolverhampton who married an eskimo . . .

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