Robert Clifford - You're Still A Doctor, Doctor! - Little, Brown Book Group

You're Still A Doctor, Doctor!

By Robert Clifford

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A Doctor 'N' The Truth . . .

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 . . .

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: 9780751557244
  • Publication date: 23 Oct 2014
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  • Imprint: Sphere
Delightful . . . just like James Herriot — Sunday Express
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