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Gavin Francis has worked across four continents as a surgeon, emergency physician, medical officer with the British Antarctic Survey and latterly as a GP; he has described the pandemic response of 2020 as the most intense period of his twenty-year career in medicine. He's the author of the <i>Sunday Times</i> bestseller <i>Adventures in Human Being, Shapeshifters</i>, and <i>Intensive Care.</i> He also writes for the <i>Guardian</i>, <i>The Times</i>, the <i>London Review of Books</i> and <i>Granta</i>.<p><b>THE <i>SUNDAY TIMES</i> BESTSELLER: an uplifting account of hope and healing by GP Gavin Francis<br><br>'I cannot think of anybody - patient or doctor - who will not be helped by reading this short and profound book' </b><b>- </b><b>Henry Marsh</b><br><br><b>'Such a wise, gentle, quietly hopeful book. Exactly what I needed' - Rachel Clarke</b><br><br><b>'A lovely little book' - Michael Rosen</b><br><br>When it comes to illness, sometimes the end is just the beginning. Recovery and convalescence are words that exist at the periphery of our lives - until we are forced to contend with what they really mean. <br><br>Here, GP and writer Gavin Francis explores how - and why - we get better, revealing the many shapes recovery takes, its shifting history and the frequent failure of our modern lives to make adequate space for it. <br><br>Characterised by Francis's beautiful prose and his view of medicine as 'the alliance of science and kindness', <i>Recovery </i>is a book about a journey that most of us never intend to make. Along the way, he unfolds a story of hope, transformation, and the everyday miracle of healing.</p>A short, uplifting account of hope and healing by the author of <i>Adventures in Human Being </i>Wise and thoughtful ... this book is a practical guide to recovery from illness as well as a meditation on the practice of medicine ... I cannot think of anybody - patient or doctor - who will not be helped by reading this short and profound bookA lovely little bookWonderfulMassively healingSuch a wise, gentle, quietly hopeful book. Exactly what I neededFrancis offers hope and a rare and precious quiet form of consolationHeartfelt and persuasively argued ... Filled with compassion and warmth, the book provides both insight and succourExcellent ... could not be more timely ... even if you are not at present ill, it is worth reading this book because the gentle guidance it gives is actually applicable to being healthy. There are things we can do that make life, even a life without pain or fatigue or anxiety, richerHumane and thoughtful. Combining personal reminiscence, hard science and history, it explores the architecture of convalescence, rest, treatments and placebos, the healing power of nature and the transformative impact a sick note can haveSparkling ... upliftingA concise and deeply felt treatise on how, faced with inevitable illness and finitude, we might better live and how medicine might help others better lifeThe book really shines ... it is worth reading this book because the gentle guidance it gives is actually applicable to being healthyShort but sagacious ... never has the publication of a book been more timely and welcome

Product Details

Title: Recovery
Author: Gavin Francis
SKU: BK0455620
EAN: 9781800810488
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

About Author

Gavin Francis has worked across four continents as a surgeon, emergency physician, medical officer with the British Antarctic Survey and latterly as a GP. He's the author of the <i>Sunday Times</i> bestseller <i>Adventures in Human Being</i>, which was a BMA Book of the Year, and <i>Shapeshifters</i>. His books have won the SMIT Scottish Book of the Year Award, the Saltire Award for Non-Fiction and been shortlisted for the Ondaatje and Costa Prizes. He also writes for the <i>Guardian</i>, <i>The Times</i>, the <i>London Review of Books</i> and <i>Granta.</i> He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and children.

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