A fortunate woman

£9.99

Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize
The Top Ten Bestseller
A The Times Book of the Year
Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month

If you want to read a book that moves you both at the level of sentence and the quality of language and with the emotional depth of its subject matter, then A Fortunate Woman is definitely the book you should be reading– Samanth Subramanian, Baillie Gifford judge

When Polly Morland is clearing out her mother’s house she finds a book that will lead her to a remarkable figure living on her own doorstep: the country doctor who works in the same remote, wooded valley she has lived in for many years. This doctor is a rarity in contemporary medicine – she knows her patients inside out, and their stories are deeply entwined with her own.

In A Fortunate Woman, with its beautiful photographs by Richard Baker, Polly Morland has written a profoundly moving love letter to a landscape, a community and, above all, to what it means to be a good doctor.

‘Morland writes about nature and the changing landscape with such lyrical precision that her prose sometimes seems close to poetry’Christina Patterson, The Sunday Times

‘Timely . . . compelling . . . a delicately drawn miniature’ – Financial Times

‘This book deepens our understanding of the life and thoughts of a modern doctor, and the modern NHS, and it expands movingly to chronicle a community and a landscape’ – Kathleen Jamie, New Statesman

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Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize
The Top Ten Bestseller
A The Times Book of the Year
Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month

If you want to read a book that moves you both at the level of sentence and the quality of language and with the emotional depth of its subject matter, then A Fortunate Woman is definitely the book you should be reading– Samanth Subramanian, Baillie Gifford judge

When Polly Morland is clearing out her mother’s house she finds a book that will lead her to a remarkable figure living on her own doorstep: the country doctor who works in the same remote, wooded valley she has lived in for many years. This doctor is a rarity in contemporary medicine – she knows her patients inside out, and their stories are deeply entwined with her own.

In A Fortunate Woman, with its beautiful photographs by Richard Baker, Polly Morland has written a profoundly moving love letter to a landscape, a community and, above all, to what it means to be a good doctor.

‘Morland writes about nature and the changing landscape with such lyrical precision that her prose sometimes seems close to poetry’Christina Patterson, The Sunday Times

‘Timely . . . compelling . . . a delicately drawn miniature’ – Financial Times

‘This book deepens our understanding of the life and thoughts of a modern doctor, and the modern NHS, and it expands movingly to chronicle a community and a landscape’ – Kathleen Jamie, New Statesman

Additional information

Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 2.4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

235

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

610.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K