Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Through a series of events, in turn hilarious and tragic, we are drawn into the world of the GP. With a growing family, his wife's new career as a writer and his own commitments as a family doctor, life is very hectic.

To ease the burden, he takes on a new partner - the colourful Dr Fred Perfect. With his purple taxi, his Zapata moustache and trendy clothes he cuts a dash with the patients at the practice. Fred introduces the doctor to the modern delights of pop music and fashion.

But life is not all trendy clothes and fashionable new town-houses: the doctor has some difficult professional challenges to face as well as the personal tragedy of the death of his oldest and closest friend.

Beginning with No White Coat and continuing with Love on my List, Patients of a Saint and The General Practice, this novel draws to a close the series following the trials and tribulations of a family doctor.

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25 Jul 2013
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About the author

  • Rosemary Friedman

    Rosemary Friedman has published 26 titles including 21 novels and 3 non-fiction works which have been translated into several languages and serialised by the BBC. She has published 2 childrens' books and more than 50 short stories. She has written commissioned screenplays (UK & USA) and television scripts including the pilot for 'Shrinks' (Euston Films, Thames Television) screened 1991 and 'Baby Blues' (BBC1 Doctors) screened 2002. Her stage play Home Truths starred Christopher Cazenove, Edward Hardwicke and Lynda Baron and was co-produced by the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; it toured major UK venues in 1997. Her stage play Change of Heart had its world première at the New End Theatre in 2004. An Eligible Man was premièred at the New End Theatre in May 2008 and in Kielce, Poland, in December 2011. It had a UK commercial tour in April 2012 and will have a further UK tour in 2014.

    Titles by Rosemary Friedman

    A Loving Mistress
    The man who understood women by Rosemary Friedman
    A Writer's Commonplace Book
    The Writing Game