Author: Edward Vernon

Category: Biography

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Deal starts: January 27, 2023

Deal ends: January 27, 2023


In his hilarious book Getting into Practice, Edward Vernon (whose early years as a GP are described in Practice Makes Perfect and Practise What You Preach) describes his years at medical school. Still wet behind the ears, he found himself on a whirlwind tour through the seven ages of man and the 57 varieties of human nature. He has to learn how to examine real people, diagnose them without becoming emotionally involved and fend off the crises of confidence which await around every corner. The book is set in the 1970s and there will no doubt be some readers who might think that things were better then. Edward Vernon is a pen name of a well known British doctor/author.Here's what the critics said about the series:Delightfully and wittily written. His descriptions of daunting receptionists, magazine-strewn waiting rooms and hypochondriacal patients will strike many familiar cords, but Dr Vernon is at his best when recounting his encounters in the surgery and at the bedside. For anyone needing to be entertained, and at times moved, there could be no better prescription than one chapter...taken each night at bedtime - Liverpool EchoTruthful, well observed and consistently readable - Daily TelegraphThe funniest of the funny doctor books - Richard GordonDr Vernon is onto a good thing; we could do with some more - Oxford TimesHilarious - TitbitsThoroughly delightful - Fresno BeeDelightfully funny - Sunday Advocate, Baton RougeFor entertainment, a chapter or two before bedtime is just what the doctor ordered - Sacromento BeeDoes for British GPs what Herriot has done for vets - BooklistHilarious - Grimsby Evening TelegraphVery funny - Citizen, GloucesterGenuinely funny - South Wales EchoWise, funny, sad and heartwarming - Chattanooga TimesGood fun - Homes and GardensJolly good reading - Publishers WeeklyViews the human species he treats with much the same affection, compassion and humour as Herriot brings to the animal world - Cleveland Plain DealerSometimes serious, sometimes hilarious - Lancashire Evening PostWill amuse, amaze and entertain - Yorkshire Postetc etc