When he arrives to take up his first posting as a GP in Collintrae, a small fishing village on the West coast of Scotland, young Tom Smith isn't quite sure what to expect. Certainly, nothing in his medical training could have prepared him for what he finds - a baker with nine lives, Mad Maggie in the River Muck, and a gaggle of giggling nuns, to name but a few of the extraordinary cases that he comes up against in his first few years there. Heartwarming, gloriously eccentric, Dr Tom's stories will touch everyone with their easy comic charm. They capture the beauty of the Scottish lowlands, the joys and sorrows of its inhabitants, and the richly rewarding experiences of life as a Scottish country doctor. Whoever thought that a job could be so wildly unpredictable -
Dr Tom Smith MB ChB, Dip Pharm Med is 66 years old. During the course of a successful medical career, he has been a GP, published several health books, made TV and radio appearances and written for numerous medical journals and newspapers. He is also the author of Doctor, Have You Got a Minute? (Short Books, 2006). He is married with two children and five grandchildren and lives in Scotland.