A Seaside Practice

Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor

by Tom Smith

  • Published: 23 Dec 2008
  • Price: £8.99
  • Format: paperback
  • Extent: 288p
  • ISBN: 9781906021795
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When he arrives to take up his first posting as a GP in Collintrae, a small fishing village on the West coast of Scotland, young Tom Smith isn’t quite sure what to expect. Certainly, nothing in his medical training could have prepared him for what he finds – a baker with nine lives, Mad Maggie in the River Muck, and a gaggle of giggling nuns, to name but a few of the extraordinary cases that he comes up against in his first few years there.

Heartwarming, gloriously eccentric, Dr Tom’s stories will touch everyone with their easy comic charm. They capture the beauty of the Scottish lowlands, the joys and sorrows of its inhabitants, and the richly rewarding experiences of life as a Scottish country doctor. Whoever thought that a job could be so wildly unpredictable…

“It's all in a day's work for the James Herriot of human beings - Smith has an engaging style and beautifully captures the dramas in his patient's lives.”
Glasgow Evening Times
“An entertaining and insightful read - " Daily Express "Characters and cases unfold in this delightful book that reads like All Creatures Great and Small but with people instead of animals - " The Glaswegian "Dr Tom Smith is an engaging storyteller who invite”
Daily Express
“Dr Tom Smith is an engaging storyteller who invites the reader to sit back in a comfortable chair and slip into a slower, more innocent world”
The Glasgow Herald

About Tom Smith

Dr Tom Smith MB ChB, Dip Pharm Med is 68 years old. During the course of a successful medical career, he has been a GP, published several health books, made TV and radio appearances and written for numerous medical journals and newspapers. He also has a column in the Guardian magazine. He is married with two children and five grandchildren and lives in Scotland.