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Milk and Honey

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 12 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:119
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London

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    Edward Gaskell, £16.99, pp 448

    ISBN 1 898546 48 7

    Rating: Graphic

    There's a novel deep inside most of us. Gerald Moore is a retired doctor who has got round to writing his. I gave it one star, but that should not necessarily put you off, since the interpretation (and enjoyment) of novels has an intensely personal dimension. This book tells a complex story, and there is a great deal of meaning to vie for interpretation within it.

    The book is set between the first and second world wars. The title is taken from the politicians' promise—made perhaps more implicitly than explicitly to the survivors of the …

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