Medicine And Books


BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 29 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1147
  1. Alex Paton

    The current fashion for blockbuster biographies brings out the worst in authors. Sue Ebury's 700 page Weary: The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop (Viking, pounds sterling20, ISBN 0 670 847607) is a sprawling, lacklustre affair which could be cut by a third. Better to read the extraordinary diary “Weary” (Dunlop=tyre=tired) kept as a prisoner of war on the Burma-Siam railway, published …

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