“I’m afraid of everything that the contagion can change. Of discovering that the structure holding up civilisation as I know it is nothing but a house of cards. I’m afraid of annihilation but also of its opposite: that fear will eventually pass without leaving any trace of change behind”
The last of my summer holiday reads of 2019, Posh Boys follows on from Under the Wig and War Doctor. A much needed commentary on the state of private education in Britain.
War Doctor, Surgery on the Front Line was the first book I read during my holiday to Croatia last June. A mad last-minute purchase in the airport book store, it has made it onto my list of top memoirs for 2019.
It’s fair to say that a significant sub-genre of non-fiction is memoirs. They’re an integral pillar of personal story telling, and helping others to view the world through your eyes. Following the almost mass-hysteria* around Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt, it is no surprise that memoirs featured significantly in my reading throughout 2019.
Over 12 months since I wrote this review I have finally published it! The original finish to my professional memoir hattrick – law, medicine, teaching …