“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Look at the view, Doc, the view!

Prodigal Wife and I have discovered Doc Martin, a quirky Brit show about a surgeon who can't stand the sight of blood so he takes over a small practice in beautiful Cornwall. The villagers aren't exactly warm and friendly, but, oh, the scenery is spectacular!


ChrisJ said...

I read he book and LOVED it. So authentic. I'm an ex-pat from around the same era.
As for Doc Martin, we only watch it for the scenery! It just seems too silly put much stock in it -- but then we do watch it, so maybe it does have something other than scenery.

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Again, thanks for your lovely comments on the book. And yes, silly is a good word for Doc Martin, but I guess it does conjure up a wry smile. The insufferable Doc is mildly amusing, but who would live with him? But, ahh, the scenery...love Cornwall.