Guardians of the West (Malloreon #1)
"I am one of the old school and believe that a woman’s place is within the home … However, I cannot, I will not, condone unfairness amongst females. I suggest that in due course you send your Matron a letter of thanks. You had after all a most unusual reference."
In 1949, Staff Nurse Georgie Edwards is asked to chaperone medical students undertaking their practical exams when suddenly the penny drops. Georgie wants to learn to diagnose and treat too. Against the odds, she wins herself a place to study medicine at London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and she sets about becoming not a consultant "who sweeps by," but a doctor who listens and cares. Yet Georgie wants to fall in love and start a family as well as have a career—is this one dream too many for a woman in the 1950s? Warm and full of humor, The Best Medicine is Georgie’s fascinating memoir of her early years as a nurse and doctor.
BOOK 1 OF THE MALLOREON, the second bestselling fantasy series by the famed master storyteller. In the same tradition as Terry Goodkind, Raymond Feist and David Gemmell.
David Eddings (1931-2009) published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with The Belgariad, soon followed by The Malloreon. Born in Spokane, Washington, and raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, in 1954, and a master of arts degree from the University of Washington in 1961. He served in the US Army, worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, and was both a grocery clerk and a college English teacher. He lived in Nevada until his death, at the age of 77.