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An award-winning non-fiction author, she is now also a novelist. "One Night at the Jacaranda" was followed by "Hampstead Fever" which WHSmith chose for a major promo. Her latest novel "The Girls from Alexandria" blends the exoticism of the "Alexandria Quartet" with the intrigue of "Elizabeth is Missing".
Carol's experience as a family doctor injects her fiction with a keen understanding of human nature, finely observed medical details, and irreverent wit.
In her other life, she teaches medical students, writes for Britain's best-selling newspaper, and was elected President of the Guild of Health Writers in 2014. She's involved with the Twins Trust and gives talks to parents of multiples which complement her popular book "Twins and Multiple Births." Best of all, she has three amazing sons.
You can find out more about Carol's work on her blog pillsandpillowtalk.com.
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Memories are fragile when you are seventy years old. I can’t afford to lose any more of them, not when remembering the past might help with the here and now.
Nadia needs help. Help getting out of her hospital bed. Help taking her pills. One thing she doesn’t need help with is remembering her sister. But she does need help finding her.
Alone and abandoned in a London hospital, 70-year-old Nadia is facing the rest of her life spent in a care home unless she can contact her sister Simone… who’s been missing for 50 years.
Despite being told she’s ‘confused’ and not quite understanding how wi-fi works, Nadia is determined to find Simone. So with only cryptic postcards and her own jumbled memories to go on, Nadia must race against her own fading faculties and find her sister before she herself is forgotten.
Set against the lush and glamorous backdrop of 20th century Alexandria, Carol Cooper’s third novel is equal parts contemporary mystery and historical fiction: a re-coming of age story about family, identity, and homeland.
PRAISE FOR THE GIRLS FROM ALEXANDRIA
'an intriguing novel, where memory loss and confusion, sensitively treated, combine to add suspense.' – Margaret Mountford, chair of The Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
'Wonderfully written, with shades of Elizabeth is Missing, The Girls from Alexandria is a sweeping story about family, secrets and the meaning of 'home'. I was completely charmed.” – Fiona Lucas, author of The Last Goodbye
'Cooper draws on the beautifully complex world of old Alexandria to deliver a thrilling yet touching tale. Tragedy, coming of age and mystery – The Girls from Alexandria is riveting.' – Agatha Zaza, author of The Pretenders
'an excellent, heart wrenching mystery' – Reader Review
'elegant, beautifully written, strikingly original' – Reader Review
'Brilliant! Powerful and thought-provoking.' – Reader Review
Good intentions melt away as a heatwave hits London.
Mum-of-four Karen has no energy for a suitable relationship. An unsuitable one will do, just like doctor Geoff who falls for one of his patients. Chef Dan can’t go on humouring his over-anxious partner and playing second fiddle to their baby. Newly single, Harriet needs solace, while her ex Sanjay hasn’t a clue what he wants, but he’ll know when he sees it.
The lives of six Londoners intersect and entangle in a cauldron of multicultural urban life. Chosen by WH Smith for a major promotion, Hampstead Fever will especially appeal to fans of the film Love, Actually.
“Combines the observational wit of Nick Hornby, the emotional depths of Anna Maxted, and the complex cast of Armistead Maupin... Will make you laugh, cry, and nod in recognition" – JJ Marsh, author of Behind Closed Doors
“Carol writes about sex very well” – Ruth Rendell, CBE
"Fun and frolics, racy and pacy. The good doctor has done it again!" – Matt Bendoris, The Sun
“One fever you need to catch” – Dr Pixie McKenna, TV presenter
General Practice Cases at a Glance is a workbook of clinical scenarios, ideal for those working in general practice, on their GP rotations, or looking to improve their history-taking, diagnostic and management planning skills. Written by practising teaching GPs, it provides an accessible overview of the richness and complexity of general practice.
With 50 engaging consultations, covering all age ranges and a broad spread of clinical areas, each symptom-based chapter begins with the clinical presentation of a patient, before going on to uncover the full history and examination. As you work through each true-to-life case, there are red flag symptoms, useful charts and tables, and further resources to deepen your knowledge.
General Practice Cases at a Glance:
- Is suitable for clinical students, Foundation doctors, and those preparing for the MRCGP's CSA
- Includes 50 case scenarios from across the medical spectrum, from mental health and paediatrics to musculoskeletal and ENT medicine
- Is comprehensively illustrated
- Features current clinical guidelines, and charts and tables to accompany each case
- Is the companion volume to General Practice at a Glance, ISBN 978-0-470-65551-1, (Awarded First Prize in the Primary health care category at the 2013 BMA Medical Book Awards) but is also a stand-alone resource
Can you find true love if you keep telling lies?
Sanjay’s keeping quiet about his terminal cancer, while Laure prefers not to scare men by admitting she’s a top lawyer. Dorottya pretends to be single, creepy Michael acts like God’s gift, and doctor Geoff keeps all personal details under wraps. Undercover journalist Harriet is lying too. She's after a by-line, not a boyfriend, but, as everyone’s lives criss-cross, she soon faces a more crucial deadline than any she’s had before.
“A blinder of a tale" – The Sun newspaper.
“The dialogue is pitch perfect, the sex scenes amongst the best I’ve ever read” – Liza Perrat, Bookmuse.
“Sassy and classy in equal measures. A must for the holiday hold-all” – Dr Pixie McKenna, doctor and TV presenter.
“Roddy Doyle with lipstick” – Queen Dido on Amazon.
Awarded First Prize, in the Primary health care category, at the 2013 BMA Medical Book Awards.
Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, this brand new title provides a highly illustrated introduction to the full range of essential primary care presentations, grouped by system, so you’ll know exactly where to find the information you need, and be perfectly equipped to make the most of your GP attachment.
General Practice at a Glance:
- Is comprehensively illustrated throughout with over 60 full-page colour illustrations
- Takes a symptoms-based approach which mirrors the general practice curriculum
- Offers ‘one-stop’ coverage of musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, urinary, endocrine and digestive presentations
- Highlights the interrelations between primary and secondary care
- Includes sample questions to ask during history taking and examination
- Features ‘red flags’ to highlight symptoms or signs which must not be missed
This accessible introduction and revision aid will help all medical students and junior doctors develop an understanding of the nature and structure of primary care, and hit the ground running on the general practice attachment.