Out of Practice – Story of a Devoted but Depressed Doctor
The first novel by Carol Margaret Tetlow: Out of Practice, just released by Editions Dedicaces. “I wrote my very first novel when I was fourteen- a story about children and their ponies. When I went to medical school and first started out as a doctor, it was virtually impossible to find enough time to write, so it was not until 2007 when I started to write seriously and this novel, Out of Practice, took me about a year to complete.”, say the author. Here the description of the book:
Clare Jennings is a popular, hardworking general practitioner. A perfectionist, she puts her patients and works above all else, including her psychiatrist husband, David.
The arrival of Sam Curtis, a young doctor, whose training Clare is responsible for, adds to her already enormous workload and as they grow closer, Clare finds that her life, both professional and private is beginning to fall apart. Arguments at home, bad clinical judgements, complaints and betrayal compound Clare’s guilt and feeling of worthlessness as she spirals deeper and deeper into depression.
“I love people. Being a family doctor gives me a unique insight into many different aspects of human nature. Every day I meet a wide range of individuals, families and personalities and other people’s lives never cease to amaze and intrigue me”, say Ms Tetlow. “I want to write a good story, full of unexpected twists and characters who evoke a multitude of emotions. Stories that readers can become immersed in.”
Keen Reader wrote about this book on Amazon: “I loved this book, it was a great read and I could not put it down as I wanted to know what happened. Even if you have never been to Yorkshire you feel as though you know it well as the descriptions are so good and vivid. The characters are interesting and I felt as though I knew them personally, sharing their worries and day to day lives. I understand this is the first of a series and I can’t wait for the next.”
Out of Practice is available through eBay, Biblio and other booksellers for $19.99
About Carol Margaret Tetlow:
Carol Margaret Tetlow is a general practitioner in North Yorkshire, England. She has been writing seriously in her spare time for about 8 years now, taking her ideas from the diverse selection of people and situations that she comes across at work. Out of Practice is the first in a series of four novels, all based around the same characters, the protagonist in each being one of the doctors.
Carol Margaret Tetlow lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with eleven donkeys, one pony, two dogs, two cats but just the one husband.