This is Bill with his wife Maria on the terrace of their home in Provence about to sample a glass of Cotes du Rhone Villages rouge.

DOCTOR LARK is Bill Larkworthy, a man with a sharp eye for the humourous side of the human condition. In more than forty years in various countries he treated the great, the good, the fit and the fat, heroes villains and an assortment of oddballs

'DOCTOR LARK - the benefits of a medical education'
Bill combines mirth with astute observations for an insider's view of the military, social and medical developments of the last half century.

 A funny and vivid account of how Bill used his medical degree to provide a passport to the world. 

"Interesting and well written... a winner" - Peter Mayle author of
A Year in Provence

"Rattling good tales... a great book" - Andrew Taylor author of
Travelling the Sands


and on Amazon Kindle, ipod, Nook,etc.,

Gary 21.05.2020 22:21

Are you related to TC Larkworthy 30 Lowndes StSw1. I ask because I am trying to trace some history of a Rolls Royce I have just bought. The RR records show TCL

William Larkworthy 22.05.2020 13:47

Sorry I am unrelated.

Mike Forster 14.08.2017 16:24

Bill, Dad has been in all day, so is worried you have the wrong number. Could you send him an email at so he can send correct number?

Maria 08.05.2022 22:44

Mike, I am Maria, widowof Bill. I have been out of touch with your mum Plse can i have news if you get this. I had fun with your Dad and pray for him.

Bill Larkworthy 14.08.2017 17:07


Mike Forster 14.08.2017 11:44

Hi Bill, This is Mike Forster, Bob and Alison Forster's son. Bob is wondering if you had a chance to give them a call in Scotland. He is about to turn 90.

Bill Larkworthy 14.08.2017 16:07

Hello Mike, I hsve called yyour parents in Scotland but no response. Will call again. Bill

audrey Anstead 26.07.2017 16:15

Not sure if you received my reply? our 'e' Add. was correct, look fwd. to seeing your reply. Please try daughtr (Nearby)
Poss' retry us

Audrey Anstead 25.07.2017 16:25 hear! E' add. correct '' SVP re try, or to(fille): , she's near us, and easy contact. A bientot. A

Audrey Anstead 23.07.2017 18:00

We wondered what had happened to Stephen, friend of our Paul, at Gt.Walstead. We lived opp. you Butterworth. 1968. Could you mail svp:theansteads34@

Bill Larkworthy 25.07.2017 14:03

Audrey I wrote a letter to you but the address was not accepted...have I got it right? Bill

Bill Larkworthy 14.05.2017 15:30

Jacqui, somehow I overlooked giving you my email address, it's in the box and I hope you get it. Best wishes Bill

Jacqui 24.10.2016 16:06

Would you mind giving me your email address, just so I can say thank you properly for all you did for me? Mum says hello too and remembers you fondly.

Jacqueline Lawson-Smith 23.10.2016 15:36

How wonderful to catch up with your news. I too am an ex-DLC patient, while serving at Brit Emb Dubai. Still a diplomat - just. 60 soon! Best wishes, Jacqui

Bill Larkworthy 23.10.2016 18:39

Nice to hear from you Jacqui, I remember you and many pleasant evenings at the British Embassy. Very best wishes. Bill

Gary Turner 16.10.2016 21:43

Dear Dr Bill , at Dubai London Clinic in 1987 you found my hiatus hernias and I discovered Zantac!You treated my son who is also now Dr.William! Inspirational!

Diana Hart 14.05.2015 14:06

Think back to Dubai 25 years and you diagnosed me with a ruptured appendix and sent me straight to Al Zahra hospital. Probably saved my life I like to think!

William LARKWORTHY 14.05.2015 18:20

With guests from old Dubai days, Jenny and Greg Hosking, will raise a glass of Cotes du Rhone to drink to your continued good health. Thnks 4
nice message BILL

Bill Larkworthy 21.11.2014 11:34

I enjoyed the Sutton HS book +++ memories flooded in. I have an ebook coming soon on Kindle called Sin, Sex, Scandal and Doctoring. Will let you know when. Bill

Allan Frampton 20.11.2014 17:25

just returned from Plymouth. Old Sutts dinner very good,speaker superb.John Fairweather Tall preached at the Memorial service. I certainly liked his book.

Jan 20.12.2013 18:18


Bill Larkworthy 23.11.2013 13:06

I am in the Vaucluse at the foot of Mont Ventoux in a village called Malaucene, way up in northern Provence. I am an ancient Old Sutt 1943 to 1951.

David Heal 23.11.2013 12:49

Another Old Sutt in Provence. I am in Grimaud, where are you?

Jean Sasson 28.10.2013 04:11

Just tweeted your page to my twitter followers (approximately 5,000 people) so hope you hear from some of them!

Jean Sasson 07.04.2013 20:23

I encourage all newcomers to this site to purchase and read Dr. Larkworthy's book. He is a very talented writer with lotsa great stories....

Bill Larkworthy 04.01.2013 12:34

Allan would you care to let me have your email address so that I can let you have my postal address. As soon as I note your email address I will delete it.

Bill Larkworthy 11.11.2014 10:48

Allan av u red The Story of Sutton High School for Boys/John Fairweather-Tall memories + on Amazon where u can also get my memoir DOCTOR LARK the benefits of...

Allan Frampton 10.11.2014 20:56

Great to hear from you after all this time. I do remeber you in school as I spent many happy times 1944- 1950 and with the Old suttonians Bath-Bristol branch .

Allan Frampton 28.12.2012 15:40

Still trying to contact you but will continue soon after wishing you a Happy New Year. Keep brinking the red wine.

Bill Larkworthy 22.12.2012 11:12

If ever I have trouble sending it's my dementia playing up and I have made a minor error in the email address, can u check again? Happy Xmas and best for 2013

Allan Frampton 22.12.2012 10:42

still trying to send e-mail .obviosly we are having trouble but will keep trying. Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

Bill Larkworthy 07.12.2012 17:26

One last time Allan. Disappointingly your email has not arrived. I would be very pleased to get it. Please try again or leave a message on this page.

William Larkworthy 10.11.2014 19:10

I would very much like to make it but it's a long way and like some of our local wines I do not travel well.Still waiting for the email of 2 years ago!! Bill

Allan Frampton 06.11.2014 16:26

Hope you may make the Old Sutts dinner in Plymouth one day. Best wishes Allan

Bill Larkworthy 02.12.2012 09:52

Dear Allan
Your email has not yet arrived. Perhaps you could re-send it.
Best wishes. Bill

Bill Larkworthy 27.11.2012 09:20

Haven't received it yet - would you please check my email address; looking forward to getting yours. Regards. Bill

Allan Frampton 26.11.2012 17:35

received you e-mail address with thanks- hopemy e-mail has been received.
Best wishes -Allan

Allan Frampton 22.11.2012 12:38

please send me your e-mail address so that I can write to you. Old Suttonian.

Bill Larkworthy 25.11.2012 09:05

Did you get my email address, it should accompany my messages but not be available for general viewing.

William Larkworthy 22.11.2012 16:33

Dear Allan
Be delighted to hear from you.
Best wishes

Tom Savery 19.11.2012 12:13

Dear Dr W.,
Please send me you e-mail address so that I can write to you

Tom Savery

Bill Larkworthy 27.10.2012 10:00

Mick, thank you for getting in touch, space here is limited, could I ask you to please go to my website Guestbook where I answer your question in some detail.

Mick 27.10.2012 06:06

If Bill's reading this, I just wonder why you chose to settle in Malaucene? I live in Plymouth UK

Juliet 19.09.2012 23:07

Hello Doc Lark; I was interested in your blog on anaemia; here is something which helped my tiredness: My energy inc immediately. :

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08.05 | 22:44

Mike, I am Maria, widowof Bill. I have been out of touch with your mum Plse can i have news if you get this. I had fun with your Dad and pray for him.

16.08 | 10:56

Thank you, and how are you now?

16.08 | 10:00

You were a beacon in my gloomy journey with UC! I loved coming to see you!

16.08 | 09:58

Yes I was!!! I was 7 and a half when I started seeing you for post hospital Ulcerative Colitis and stayed under your care for years till late 90s! Mom says hi!