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The Young Country Doctor Book 1: Bilbury Chronicles [Kindle Edition]

Vernon Coleman
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Bilbury Chronicles is the first of a series of books (all available on Amazon as Kindle books) describing the adventures (and misadventures) of a young doctor who enters general practice as an assistant to an elderly and rather eccentric doctor in Devon, England. When he arrives in Bilbury, a small village on the edge of Exmoor where central heating is a log fire in the middle of the room and where doors are never locked, the young doctor doesn't realise how much he has to learn. But he soon finds the extent of his ignorance when he meets his patients. There is Anne Thwaites who gives birth in the middle of a field and local rogue Thumper Robinson who knows a good many tricks that aren't in any textbooks. And there is Mike Trickle, a TV show host, who causes great excitement when he buys a house in the village. The young doctor's employer is elderly Dr Brownlow who lives in a house that looks like a castle, drives an old Rolls Royce and patches his stethoscope with a bicycle inner tube repair kit. The local pub, the Duck and Puddle, is run by Frank, the inebriate landlord, and the village shop is run by Peter who also drives the local taxi, delivers the mail and acts as the local undertaker. There is Miss Johnson, the receptionist with a look that can curdle milk; Mrs Wilson, the buxom district nurse and Len, her husband who is the local policeman with an embarrassing secret. And there is Patsy.
The author of the Bilbury series of seven books, Dr Vernon Coleman, is a qualified doctor who has written over 100 books which have sold more than two million copies in hardback and paperback in the UK and been translated into 24 languages. Many of his books have been bestsellers. His novel Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War has been turned into an award winning movie and his medical books include Bodypower and How To Stop Your Doctor Killing You - both of which have been huge international bestsellers. Dr Coleman has written columns for many of the world's leading newspapers and magazines and has presented hundreds of television and radio programmes.
What the papers say about Vernon Coleman and his books:
The tales he tells are truly uplifting and thought-provoking. They are a breath of fresh air in a troubled world and are also very amusing. The tale of the village cricket match in Bilbury Revels is the funniest thing I have ever read. Be warned -don't attempt to read it in a public place. - People's Friend
Vernon Coleman writes brilliant books - The Good Book Guide
Truthful, well observed and consistently readable - Daily Telegraph
His dry humour transforms doctor-patient encounters into hilarious anecdotes - Publishers Weekly
Most of his adventures are funny, some hilarious; but he has the good sense to leaven the comedy with some that are sad, some touching. All are written lightly, easily, entertainingly. We could do with some more. - Oxford Times
He has succeeded in writing a book that will entertain, a book that will entertain and warm the cockles of tired old hearts. - Punch
The funniest book I have read since Three Men in a Boat - Chronicle and Echo
Coleman is a very funny writer - This England
His powers of observation combine with his penchant for brilliant word pictures to create a most delightful book that will appeal to all those who appreciate humour and sharp characterisation. - Sunday Independent
No thinking person can ignore him - The Ecologist
Superstar - Independent on Sunday
Brilliant - The People
The calmest voice of reason - The Observer
Compulsive reading - The Guardian
His message is important - The Economist
The man is a national treasure - What doctors don't tell you
His advice is optimistic and enthusiastic - British Medical Journal
Revered guru of medicine - Nursing Times
Marvellously succinct, refreshingly sensible - The Spectator
Probably one of the most brilliant alive today - Irish Times
He writes lucidly and wittily - Good Housekeeping
Britain's leading health care campaigner - The Sun

Synopsis

This is the first of a series describing the adventures (and misadventures) of a young doctor, who enters general practice as assistant to an elderly and rather eccentric GP in North Devon. When he arrives in Bilbury, a village on the edge of Exmoor, he has no idea how much he has to learn.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Leisure Read 2 Feb 2010
Format:Hardcover
I had not heard of this author until he was referred to me.
The book is so true to village life and I found it to be hilariously funny. The language is so expressive and every chapter conjures up a mind picture. Laughter is the natural outcome.
This is indeed an accomplished author, writing about quaint events with a slant to times past.
I am now in process of acquiring the remainder of this genre.
An ideal bedtime and holiday book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly enjoyable read 9 May 2014
By Mark G.
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I'm about three-quarters of the way through this book, but I felt I should add my praise at this stage for this great book. The locations and situations are expertly described, and the humour is great. For me, it's a great bedtime book on the Kindle App for iPad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very readable Doctor book 8 May 2014
By Panda
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Not quite finished this book yet, but love it, so funny, Surely this must be fiction, these things wouldn't happen in real life, would they!. Most enjoyable
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book. 3 May 2014
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A "must read" book. I felt that I was there, A really easy book to read and very enjoyable. Will read more by this wonderful writer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend. 14 Jun 2014
By wendy
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A beautifully written, witty and charming book. Wonderful characters. Reminds me of James Herriot although set in Devon and following a new GP. Very funny in parts and a wonderful observation of people and all their strange and interesting ways.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic and uplifting 10 Jun 2014
By CMA
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Love this author and am already on to Book 3 of the Bilbury Chronicles. Another reviewer mentioned the likeness to James Herriot and yes, I would agree. His writing transports you in exactly the same way. You want to live in Bilbury and never leave it. His friends become yours, so well does he write. A treasure trove of a find to work my way through .... all his books!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Excellent book. Loved the simplicity of the people and the refreshing innocence of the life of the people making up the village. Looking forward to the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable read. 1 Jun 2014
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I found I was totally involved in the characters and story and didn't want to put the book down. It was an easy and very enjoyable read - so much so that I have purchased the rest of the series to tide me over a long flight!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars As rare as an iced beer in a desert!
A breath of fresh air!
Apart from a few repetitions, Coleman's style is so relaxing I felt at home with this book from page one. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mac Fletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Sunday reading
Loved this book..the description of the village and its people is lovely...gentle book with gentle humour that has me chuckling and then almost crying.. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Tg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lovely story. Just life as it was.
Published 12 days ago by J F.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant story. Hope to read other books in this series.
Published 13 days ago by Eric Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful read have bought all of Young Country Doctors.
Published 17 days ago by bobby b
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed reading all three books
I really enjoyed reading all three books. It was a wonderful portrait of life before the consumerism of our now throw away society. The characters were warm funny and believable.
Published 27 days ago by Trev
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good story had to buy all 3
Published 1 month ago by Mrs H Stoneham
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I loved it. Can't wait to read the rest! Wonderful easy-to-read escapism.
Published 1 month ago by Dizzywid
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Interesting and informative.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. P. J. Howarth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant read and filled with good humour.
Published 1 month ago by Mags
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