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Publisher Description

A "gorgeous, thoughtful, heartbreaking" historical novel, The Cape Doctor is the story of one man’s journey from penniless Irish girl to one of most celebrated and accomplished figures of his time (Lauren Fox, New York Times bestselling author of Send for Me).
 
Beginning in Cork, Ireland, the novel recounts Jonathan Mirandus Perry’s journey from daughter to son in order to enter medical school and provide for family, but Perry soon embraced the new-found freedom of living life as a man. From brilliant medical student in Edinburgh and London to eligible bachelor and quick-tempered physician in Cape Town, Dr. Perry thrived. When he befriended the aristocratic Cape Governor, the doctor rose to the pinnacle of society, before the two were publicly accused of a homosexual affair that scandalized the colonies and nearly cost them their lives.
 
E. J. Levy’s enthralling novel, inspired by the life of Dr. James Miranda Barry, brings this captivating character vividly alive.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
June 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

jimryansr ,

Well, I never….

thought I would like this novel. Read the review in Sunday NYT and gave it a shot, as it’s based on historical fact. Was blown away. Excellent writing, creative imagery, great character development and coherent mix of fact and fiction. A story for that connects so vibrantly with today. Many awards on the horizon ! Please keep writing!