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- DescriptionDOCTOR LARK is the story of Bill Larkworthy, a British-born doctor whose recollections, delightful vignettes and keen observations (medical and otherwise) make this a funny and vivid account of how a medical education provided a passport to the world. In 20 years as a doctor with the RAF in Germany, Cyprus, Malaysia and England, he met and treated Gurkhas, SAS commandos, serving and retired aircrew and an assortment of characters. Head-hunted for Saudi Arabia, he experienced the zenith and nadir of his career - treating the King and the Royal Family and being thrown in jail on trumped up charges. Moving to the Persian Gulf, he established a clinic where his patients included the celebrated Arabian explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger among the many memorable characters whose foibles and fantasies, frailties and strengths bring these pages alive.
- Author BiographyBill Larkworthy was born in 1933 in modest circumstances in Plymouth. Trained as a doctor in post-war Britain, he went on to work for nearly 45 years as a GP and specialist. He travelled the world in the medical branch of the Royal Air Force before heading for the Middle East. There he attended the King of Saudi Arabia in his palaces but ended up in one of his jails. Freed under pressure from friends and sympathetic authorities, he went to the UAE where he established and and ran a successful and widely acclaimed private clinic in Dubai for 15 years before retiring in 2001.
- Author(s)Bill Larkworthy
- PublisherMosaique Press
- Date of Publication01/12/2010
- SubjectAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationLeamington Spa
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMosaique Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight478 g
- Width229 mm
- Height152 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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