I first heard about this book a year or more ago, and was immediately interested. Young women in London in the 1950s pursuing a medical career? What’s not to love?
Ok, here’s the thing. I could not finish this book, or really read much of it at all. It boils down to me feeling lightheaded when listening to the description of a woman going into labor.
There’s a reason that I didn’t go to medical school, as fascinating as the field is. There’s a reason (well, many reasons) I don’t want kids. Apparently I forgot about those things as I was swept up in the idea of this book.
Maybe if I’d tried the print version I’d have had more success. I’d be able to skim over the more swoon-inducing portions. But since I was listening to the audio version, and since I usually do that in my car, I figured it was safer for everyone if I called this one quits.
Bottom line: not for me, but may work much better for those with a stronger constitution 🙂
P.S. I’ll be out of town for the next week or so. Catch everyone when I return!