Title A prescribed life : royalty, romance and medicine / Tony Atkinson with Lynn Smailes.
Imprint South Melbourne, VIC : Affirm Press, 2016.©2016
Author Atkinson, Tony, 1929- author.
Smailes, Lynn. author.
Date 01-01-2016
Physical description 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm.
text
still image
volume
Item 920 ATK (Copy 1) GFL-MONO 308828 INLIBRARY
Major subject Medical profession
Domestic servants
Royal Family
Immigrants
Great Britain
LCSH Anesthesiologists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Anesthesiologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Physicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
British -- Australia -- Biography.
Household employees -- England -- Biography.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th Century.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Biography.
Atkinson, Tony, 1929-
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN 9781925344738
Abstract Tony Atkinson spent his early days suspended in a cage outside the sixth-storey window of his family home in 1920s London. So perhaps he was always destined to see the world differently, and to land in ridiculous, hilarious situations. There was the time he came between Winston Churchill and his bowel movements (an accident that required a parliamentary explanation) or the high-society shenanigans he witnessed after accidentally becoming footman to Queen Elizabeth -- all just tasters from this wickedly funny, deeply touching and irresistibly charming memoir. Tony and the love of his life came across the pond as 'ten-pound Poms'. While he forged a successful career as an anaesthetist, his greatest gift may be for telling rousing tales. A Prescribed Life is a warm and engaging chronicle about love, medicine and royalty spanning almost a century of great change.
LCN 1182008
Item ID 308828
Database Library Catalogue