I already knew Dr. Larkworthy to be one of the best physicans at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Which says a lot because the Faisal had many great doctors.) But it was a lovely surprise to discover that Dr. Lark had a hidden natural talent for writing. I was fortunate to be able to read this book prior to publication and was blown away. Dr. Larkworthy has a magical pen and his lovely little stories entertain, bringing smiles to the face of a reader. While laughing at some of his stories, I suddenly realized that his writing reminded me of the very witty Bill Bryson. To put it simply: I enjoyed this book immensely... I only wish that Dr. William Larkworthy had started his writing career years ago. Jean Sasson Atlanta Georgia --author Princess, Growing up bin Laden etc etc

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys sitting down to a fast-paced and most entertaining read.  It encapsulates the satisfaction, excitment and adventure that can befall a doctor even in this day and age who is prepared to risk working outside the National Health Service. Initially the reader finds out what it was like to be a medical student in a great London teaching hospital over 50 years ago. Fascinating anecdotes of medical history, syndromes and techniques follow written in a most engaging style. One effortlessly absorbs details of the Grönblad-Strandberg and PAFO syndromes for example. One follows the intriguing life and adventures of Dr Lark through the RAF, the `magic kingdoms' of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to his retirement in the South of France. This writer pulls no punches like many who write in this genre. The reader is fully acquainted with the nitty-gritty details of the subjects under discussion. I look forward to seeing the next edition of this book... Guy Leach

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09.05 | 00:44

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 | 12:56

Thank you, and how are you now?

16.08 | 12:00

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

16.08 | 11:58

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!

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