What really goes on 'behind the screens' on a busy surgical ward?
Paul Lambert, a quiet and introspective young doctor tells the real-life tales of some of his patients, at a time when care and compassion ruled supreme in British hospitals. Some stories are humorous, some sad, others poignant, but all are very 'human'. The novel also follows Paul's chequered love life and unveils some of the 'high jinks' that doctors get up to when off-duty. Had Jennifer Worth been a surgeon rather than a midwife, these are the tales that she might have told.
From the author of "The First Cut"