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- Winner of Society of Authors Awards: McKitterick Prize 2014 (UK); Long-listed for Waverton Good Read Award 2014 (UK)
- 198 x 129 x 22 mm
- 303 g
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Weston is a superb writer of lucid and evocative prose... This is not a dark book so much as a deeply thoughtful one * Independent * Weston excels at writing about medicine precisely...but with great subtlety of tone that allows readers to appreciate the human faultlines that lie beneath conventional portraits of doctoring. -- Vivienne Parry * The Times * Weston has an unwavering passion for the truth as well as the courage to tell it. -- Ian Thomson * Sunday Telegraph (Seven) * The subject matter is brave, the moral perspective complex, the writing vivid -- Lionel Shriver * Mail on Sunday * Bold, brave, and uncomfortable... it's a gripping read * Observer * This courageous and interesting author is that unusual thing, a contemporary moralist -- Rachel Cusk * Guardian * Gripping, well-researched and elegantly written -- Rosamund Urwin * Evening Standard, Books of the Year * A brilliantly intense, thought-provoking story * Stylist * A lot of novels are called "brave", and they aren't. This one is. -- Lionel Shriver
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Gabriel Weston was born in 1970. She qualified as a doctor in 2000 and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2003. Her first book, Direct Red, was published in 2009. It was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for Autobiography. She lives in London and continues to practise as a part-time ENT surgeon.