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The Perfect Gentleman

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The remarkable life of James Miranda Barry, a nineteenth-century woman doctor who masqueraded for forty years as a man and served as an officer in the British Army from 1813 to 1859.
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'The Perfect Gentleman' is a brief book that makes an excellent counterpoint to the novel 'James Miranda Barry' by Patricia Duncker. Both concern the same extraordinary doctor. Unlike the novel, this biography does not speculate on James Miranda Barry's early life or emotional connections, but concentrates on his career. Although the impressiveness of this came out in the novel, it is even more powerfully presented in 'The Perfect Gentleman'. Barry was astoundingly ahead of his time in medical t ...more
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June Rose spent five years exploring the private world of Dr Barnardo's, matching archive material with the memories of staff and children which is documented in her book For the Sake of the Children. Her first excursion into the charitable world, Changing Focus, was written to mark the centenary of the R.N.I.B. Since then her two acclaimed biographies, The Perfect Gentleman, the life of James Mi ...more
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