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The Mysterious Life of Dr Barry

The Mysterious Life of Dr Barry A Surgeon Unlike Any Other

Published: 5 Nov 2020

Paperback / softback, 144 pages

Recommended for age 11+

By Lisa Williamson

Published by Pushkin Children's Books

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1800. London. Margaret Anne Bulkley desperately wants to be a surgeon - but only men can train as doctors.

Fifty years later, Dr James Barry is famous, serving as Inspector General of Hospitals throughout the British Empire. A brilliant surgeon, bold reformer and prickly individual known for his fierce temper, he fought a duel in South Africa and clashed with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea. But Dr Barry has a secret that he is determined no one should ever learn...

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