Popular Science Bundle – Health / Medical



Three of our bestselling health-related books in paperback:

  • War Doctor : Surgery on the Front Line by David Nott
  • The Body : A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
  • Dear Life by Rachel Clarke

This book bundle comes beautifully wrapped at no additional charge. Unless you specify otherwise on purchase, all three books will be wrapped as one package in Christmas-themed paper.


War Doctor : Surgery on the Front Line by David Nott

For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital.

Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. War Doctor is his extraordinary story.

‘Brave, compassionate and inspiring.’ Adam Kay. ‘His [Nott’s] reflections on why he does what he does are compelling in a different way.’  The Guardian.

The Body : A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this book is an instant classic. It will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again.

A directory of wonders.’ The Guardian. ‘Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson…an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.’ The Sunday Times. ‘It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an entertaining and nutritious book.’ The Daily Telegraph

Dear Life by Rachel Clarke

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Your Life in My Hands comes this vibrant, tender and deeply personal memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places.

As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable.

Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. It is a love letter – to a father, to a profession, to life itself.

Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award. ‘What a remarkable book this is; tender, funny, brave, heartfelt, radiant with love and life. It brought me often to laughter and – several times – to tears. It sings with joy and kindness’ Robert Macfarlane

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