The Life and Times Of A Victorian Country Doctor - A Portrait of Reginald Grove Volume 1; Life at Home - Peter Flower

The Life and Times Of A Victorian Country Doctor - A Portrait of Reginald Grove Volume 1; Life at Home - Peter Flower

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In the year of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, eighteen-year-old Reginald Grove left Uppingham School for Cambridge before training at Guy's Hospital and then taking over his father's medical practice in Huntingdonshire. As he later reflected I was born in a country practice and destined from my earliest years for a medical career .

The three-volume biography, based on his diaries and letters from 1881 to 1910, draws also on contemporary accounts of social life in a period of massive change in education, science, medicine, sport, railways, communication, agriculture and religion.

This first volume covers his upbringing in a Victorian market town; it paints a charming portrait of family life, his friends, hobbies, reading, holidays on his cousin's farms, summer days fishing and boating and in the winter, skating on the Fens.