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The Good Doctor
by Wensley Clarkson | Nonfiction
Registered by Jenny-G of Croydon, Victoria Australia on 1/10/2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Jenny-G): travelling

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Journal Entry 1 by Jenny-G from Croydon, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Book purchased today from sales basket outside Burnt Bridge newsagents to read and release.

From back cover:
"Fifty-five-year-old Dr. Harold "Fred" Shipman had a noble dedication to his profession, winning the trust of his patients with ingratiating charm and old-school bedside manner. In fact, he even made house calls - but his unsuspecting patients had no idea of the evil that lurked behind the friendly facade of the kindly doctor . . .

After thirty years of practice, Dr. Shipman's true nature was finally exposed - that of a calculating killer who delivered his own prescription for death. Authorities eventually unearthed the shocking possibility that the fatherly physician had killed as many as 297 people. As body after body was exhumed from the local graveyard, the questions grew more disturbing. How could such a prolific killer remain undetected for so long? What motive drove this seemingly "good" doctor to his deadly obsession with murder? And just how many people did Harold Shipman kill? The search for answers would take investigators into the life of a man who forever changed the stereotype of the sweet country doctor . . ."

Journal Entry 2 by Jenny-G at Croydon, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Book has been neatly covered to protect it on its journey, with a special sticker on the front. 

Journal Entry 3 by Jenny-G at Croydon, Victoria Australia on Sunday, May 06, 2012

8 out of 10

(2012#25) Overlooking the media attention this case first received, the ongoing investigation and the eventual public enquiry, it's rather difficult to read this without thinking it's fiction.

Yet I'm glad I read it, as I'd followed the on-line public enquiry and you never learn less. 

Journal Entry 4 by Jenny-G at Croydon, Victoria Australia on Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/24/2012 UTC) at Croydon, Victoria Australia


Passed onto someone special whom I hope will enjoy this book before passing it on.

With deep appreciation. 

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