Richard Baker

A Fortunate Woman

A Country Doctor's Story

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£9.99

When Polly Morland is clearing out her mother’s house she finds a book that will lead her to a remarkable figure living on her own doorstep: the country doctor who works in the same remote, wooded valley she has lived in for many years. This doctor is a rarity in contemporary medicine – she knows her patients inside out, and their stories are deeply entwined with her own.

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Number of pages: 240

Published: 16 March 2023

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Discover the Inspiring Story of “A Fortunate Woman: A Country Doctor’s Story” by Polly Morland

Looking for an enthralling memoir that combines the worlds of medicine, rural life, and the indomitable human spirit? Look no further than “A Fortunate Woman: A Country Doctor’s Story” by Polly Morland. This captivating book takes you on an unforgettable journey through the life of a remarkable country doctor and the awe-inspiring patients she encounters.

“A Fortunate Woman” is an engaging and thought-provoking read that appeals to a wide range of readers.

If you want to read a book that moves you both at the level of sentence and the quality of language and with the emotional depth of its subject matter, then A Fortunate Woman is definitely the book you should be reading’ – Samanth Subramanian, Baillie Gifford judge

When Polly Morland is clearing out her mother’s house she finds a book that will lead her to a remarkable figure living on her own doorstep: the country doctor who works in the same remote, wooded valley she has lived in for many years. This doctor is a rarity in contemporary medicine – she knows her patients inside out, and their stories are deeply entwined with her own.

In A Fortunate Woman, with its beautiful photographs by Richard Baker, Polly Morland has written a profoundly moving love letter to a landscape, a community and, above all, to what it means to be a good doctor.

‘Morland writes about nature and the changing landscape with such lyrical precision that her prose sometimes seems close to poetry’ – Christina Patterson, The Sunday Times

‘Timely . . . compelling . . . a delicately drawn miniature’ – Financial Times

‘This book deepens our understanding of the life and thoughts of a modern doctor, and the modern NHS, and it expands movingly to chronicle a community and a landscape’ – Kathleen Jamie, New Statesman

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Weight 0.230 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 cm
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