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Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: In Stitches – The highs and lows of being an A&E doctor by Dr Nick Edwards

  After discovering his very kind review of my book in the Nursing Standard I felt duty bound to purchase and read Dr Nick Edward’s book in return. I don’t normally read books of the medical genre because: a) I live and breathe medical type issues for the day job and I usually prefer to read Italian fiction andContinue Reading

Book Review: Police, Crime and 999 by John Donoghue

Coincidentally, and just in time for my birthday (It was my 21st birthday, just in case you were wondering but were too polite to ask) my very own signed copy of ‘Police, Crime and 999’ by John Donoghue arrived in the post this week. This is the sort of thing that happens in my lifeContinue Reading

Book Review: The Nicholas Effect by Reg Green

Strangely, what first attracted me to The Nicholas Effect was the simple fact that it was predominantly set in Italy, rather than its actual subject matter. However, I have always had an interest in organ donation and regularly give blood when my shifts allow, so this added to my curiosity about the book. Reg Green,Continue Reading

Book Review: Blue Lights and Long Nights by Les Pringle

I was attracted to this book as soon as I saw the cover. The image of Les sitting on the bonnet of that beautifully polished old Bedford with his dodgy 70’s barnet and uniform of blue shirt and trousers, I knew I had to add it to my collection. I have thoroughly enjoyed it; eachContinue Reading

Book Review: Shattered Lives: Children Who Live with Courage and Dignity by Camila Batmanghelidjh

You may know Camila Batmanghelidjh as recipient of the UK Woman of the Year 2006. Her professional work with children and young people spans two decades. Her unfailing capacity to care for some of the most vulnerable and marginalised children as demonstrated in the book is truly inspirational. Camila graphically describes through a series ofContinue Reading

Book Review: Trust Me, I'm (Still) A Doctor by Dr Phil Hammond

Trust Me, I’m (Still) a Doctor is an fascinating read. In essence, it is a collection of short stories that reads rather like a diary; each one exposing a scandal, cover up or scary fact about the NHS over the last 20 years. Dr Phil has written for Private Eye for over 16 years; youContinue Reading

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