Getting the sparkle back

By DomesticGoddess

Breaking and Mending

By Joanna Cannon who wrote The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Three Things About Elsie, both of which I enjoyed. This is an autobiographical account of her time as a medical student and as a junior doctor. She describes herself as a "wild card" medical student: she left school aged 15, and returned to study for her A-Levels in her thirties. Subsequently she graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School in 2010. She worked as a junior doctor in general hospitals before specialising in psychiatry which is where she had always seen herself working. Her description of life as a junior doctor is mostly horrendous and has a lot in common with Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt. I'm so glad she found her niche in psychiatry. This wasn't the cheeriest of reads, but it was engrossing.

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