Fleet has signed a “beautiful” book from ex-Granta magazine editor Sophie Harrison about how she decided to retrain as a doctor at the age of 28.
Publisher Ursula Doyle acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Peter Straus at RCW. Provisionally titled The Golden Minute: life and death as a doctor, it will be published in hardback and e-book in July 2020.
Harrison now works as a GP in Cambridge, where she lives with her family.
The synopsis explains: “When Sophie Harrison, formerly an editor at Granta magazine, decided to change her life completely and begin training as a doctor, she wrote about the experience in an acclaimed column for the Financial Times. Years later, as a practising GP, she found that she had more to say about her medical studies and how they translated to her actual work and her patients, about the tensions between junior doctors and consultants, about the routine misunderstandings that can have big consequences, and most of all about the importance of listening, empathy and experience.
"The Golden Minute is a beautiful book – direct, wry, compassionate and unsparing.”