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Offline GrammaBear

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Confessions of a GP
« on: 12 July 2014, 10:25:08 PM »
There are two books that I know of by this author, Dr. Benjamin Daniels.  One is "Confessions of a GP" and the other is "Further Confessions of a GP."  I ordered both books from Amazon.com and they said the books would be coming from the UK by August 13.  Today I was pleasantly surprised to find one of them, "Further Confessions of a GP" in our postal mail.  I believe we had a short 'discussion' about the British post vs US postal services.  The US postal service always seems to get a bad reputation for being exceptionally slow.  Someone from this forum said the same about the postal service in the UK.

I must report that the book came a whole month before it was promised and in absolutely excellent condition.  I've only read the first few pages because if I read anymore, I will NOT want to put it down.  I must do some household chores before I allow myself the luxury of reading this book.  This Doctor has a most interesting writing style and anyone looking for a good read plus a few hearty laughs (or at least what I've read so far) will enjoy this book.


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Re: Confessions of a GP
« Reply #1 on: 13 July 2014, 03:59:44 PM »
Thanks for the recommendation Grammabear. I ordered a copy of the first one today.

There is another GP - Dr Phil Hammond (a regular on dictionary corner on Countdown C4) and is so funny when on TV. He writes too and his books are witty but also political - re the NHS.

There is another GP Dr Max Pemberton who writes a column for the Readers Digest - very good too.

Is it their proximity to disease and death that make doctors very wry and matter of fact about issues which the majority of people find sacrosanct? 
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Re: Confessions of a GP
« Reply #2 on: 13 July 2014, 05:11:35 PM »
Phil Hammond was in front of us in a queue to pay in Debenhams in Bath one day.  I'd said to Pete, who's that bloke with the pale red hair, wearing the duffel coat, he looks ever so familiar!

Anyway he got served, put his small shop bag in an old comfy looking rucky he had on his shoulder, re-shouldered it and strode off having put his wallet away.  At which point I had to virtually trip him up to stop him as the zip was open and the Debs bag and everything else in there was about to fall out, and the speed he was going he'd never have noticed he was losing it as he went.  He looked totally blank for a second.  Then looked puzzled for a minute and then realised and thanked us.

After he'd gone I said, I've remembered who that man was!  Probably usually pestered by people wanting to discuss their ailments or ask for his flippin autograph, hence the speed and stealth mode LOL
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Re: Confessions of a GP
« Reply #3 on: 15 July 2014, 07:53:14 PM »
I loved that book GrammaBear. I've read both of them! as quickly as possible as I enjoyed them so much.

I'm currently reading the dr Phil Hammond book, trust me I'm (still) a doctor, but finding it harder going as it's much more political, UK NHS politics, whereas I was hoping for a few funnies too.

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Re: Confessions of a GP
« Reply #4 on: 16 July 2014, 09:25:08 AM »

I'm currently reading the dr Phil Hammond book, trust me I'm (still) a doctor, but finding it harder going as it's much more political, UK NHS politics, whereas I was hoping for a few funnies too.


I agree with you about Phil Hammond - I was hoping for a few more laughs but he does really take the NHS to task in his books - there another doctor Max Pemberton (has a column in Reader's Digest) who has written a few books
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