May 2018 New titles: Non-fiction Previews

I feel all the better for having read so many excellent memoirs by doctors over the past couple of years, most recently my January Book of the month, In Shock by Rana Awdish. And I was pleased to see heart surgeon Stephen Westaby’s Fragile Lives shortlisted for the most recent Costa Biography award. This month brings Shapeshifters, an illuminating new book by author and Edinburgh GP Gavin Francis, whose Empire Antarctica was shortlisted for the same award in 2013 when I was a Costa judge.

And now we have a nurse’s story too, that of Costa First Novel award-winning writer Christie Watson. I...

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