Robert Clifford - Surely Not, Doctor! - Little, Brown Book Group

Surely Not, Doctor!

By Robert Clifford

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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 . . .

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9780751557220
  • Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
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  • Imprint: Sphere
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