Surely Not, Doctor!
By Robert Clifford
Never A Dull Moment!
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 . . .
Dr Robert Clifford was a G.P. in North Devon and Berkshire for over 30 years, helping countless patients in his time. Now happily retired, he lives with his wife in Devon.
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02 Oct 2014
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Delightful . . . just like James Herriot — Sunday Express
A real tonic — Manchester Evening News