James Miranda Barry

James Miranda Barry

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A Sunday Times Book of the Year As featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, ladykiller, eccentric. He performed the first successful Caesarean in the British Empire, outraged the military establishment and gave Florence Nightingale a dressing down at Scutari. At home he was surrounded by a menagerie of animals, including a cat, a goat, a parrot and a terrier. Long ago in Cork, Ireland, he had also been a mother. This is the amazing tale of Margaret Anne Bulkley, the young woman who broke the rules of Georgian society to become one of the most respected surgeons of the century. In an extraordinary life, she crossed paths with the British Empire's great and good, royalty and rebels, soldiers and slaves. A medical pioneer, she rose to a position that no woman before her had been allowed to occupy, but for all her successes, her long, audacious deception also left her isolated, even costing her the chance to be with the man she loved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9785001311768
Publisher: Sindbad
Publication date: 01/17/2020
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 927,119
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Патрисия Данкер (р. 1951) — автор пяти романов, двух книг короткой прозы и сборника эссе о проблемах писательского творчества. Наибольшую известность получили ее книги "Галлюцинации Фуко" и "Семь сказок о сексе и смерти". Профессор кафедры современной литературы в Университете Манчестера.

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