Sir Lancelot Sprat, surgeon and patriot, is finding that his faith in the British National Health Service is taking a bit of a battering – especially when the ceiling of his operating theatre collapses. It had already been a bad day–a call from Nairobi, a disagreement with Miss MacNish over the breakfast haddock, and a visit from Sir Lione! Sir Lancelot’s single-handed battle to save St Sepulchre’s Hospital from closure creates a hilarious tale, complicated by two ex-students and three ladies only too willing to satisfy a widower’s sexual desires.
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Richard Gordon is best-known for his hilarious Doctor series books and the long-running television series they inspired. Born in 1921, he qualified as a doctor and went on to work as an anesthetist at the famous St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, before a spell as a ship’s surgeon and then as assistant editor of the British Medical Journal. In 1952, he left medical practice to take up writing full time and embarked upon the Doctor series, many of which are based on his experiences in the medical profession and are told with the wry wit and candid humor that have become his hallmark. They have proved enduringly successful and have been adapted to both film and TV. His Great Medical Mysteries and Great Medical Discoveries series concern the stranger aspects of the medical profession, while The Private Life series takes a deeper look at individual figures within their specific medical and historical setting. Gordon will, however, always be best known for his comic tone coupled with remarkable powers of observation.Review:
His books are like an injection of elixir.--Manchester Evening News
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