The Convict and her Doctor

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
In 1828, Britain is overcrowded, London is filthy and the lives of the poor are valued less than the city's rats. A Scottish Doctor meets a pretty young working girl while enjoying a night out on the town. Little does he know that their lives are destined to intertwine, even on the far side of the Earth. Life in Australian colonies has its challenges. More

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Marge Ribbons reviewed on on Nov. 20, 2011

I have finished reading this book and enjoyed it thoroughly the storyline was a little different and it kept me interested to the end. Thanks hope ther will be more
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
Nasser Al Zahrani. reviewed on on Nov. 10, 2011
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The worlds Ken creates for his characters resonate with authenticity , and the people who inhabit them are so engaging.
This novel grabs you from the first page , and never let's go as it takes you on a journey not soon forgotten.
A heart felt and gratifying read indeed.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
Maree Matthews reviewed on on Nov. 6, 2011

A great read. It kept me enthralled, is very informative and a tribute to Ken's knowledge & research. What a great movie it would make. Hope there's to be a sequel.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
Phil Latz reviewed on on Oct. 26, 2011

Ken has taken on the difficult task of portraying many different characters, including their topical use of words in a historical,19th century setting. And succeeded magnificently, in my view, right up to the dramatic ending.
The convict heroine of this book, Millie, becomes a cunning, feisty woman of statue after her early debauched servitude beginning at the age of 14, in a working man’s London brothel. Millie’s introverted and limping physician surgeon follows a circuitous route to his involvements with her, and their journey to Australia on a convict ship.
The author’s extensive researching of nautical matters concerning convict transportation and medical practices during that period are very enlightening and also chilling. The detailed account of medical instruments, drugs used and procedures of the time made me shudder. Imagine subjecting yourself to amputation of a limb without anaesthetic! All succinctly told with the authority of a medical practitioner.
I feel this page turning saga will enlighten, involve and reward the reader on many levels and highly recommend Ken’s book to you.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
Rosemarie Chenard reviewed on on Oct. 19, 2011
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The Convict And Her Doctor. What a delightful and informative read. Clever use of nautical and historical fact, AND I guarantee you will fall in love with the main characters. Something for everyone. More please Author.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
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