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The Physician
by Noah Gordon


Overview - Now a major motion picture: Noah Gordon s beloved masterwork read by millions in thirty-five countries In eleventh-century London, a child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Now a major motion picture: Noah Gordon s beloved masterwork read by millions in thirty-five countries In eleventh-century London, a child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift an acute sensitivity to impending death never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer.Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world s most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival medicine makes a riveting modern classic.The Physician is the first book in Noah Gordon s Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781453271100
  • ISBN-10: 1453271104
  • Publisher: Barcelona Editions
  • Publish Date: September 2012
  • Page Count: 765


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