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The Encircled Heart

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 320 pages
Published 2009 by Greyladies (first published 1951)
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Emily
Jan 06, 2010 Emily rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, in-storage
To the extent that Josephine Elder is remembered at all today, it is for her school stories, but she also published an almost equal number of novels for grown-ups. This one was published in 1951 and was reissued last year by Greyladies. Opening in the early 1930s and ending at the close of the war, it is the story of a woman doctor and the compromises she makes upon her marriage. It's an interesting read, but not a comfortable one. The details of the practice of a rural GP are the best part, ...more
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I'm not sure how appealing this would be to someone who is less fascinated by the details of a woman doctor's life between the wars and during World War II, with lots of details of medical developments like insulin and antibiotics, but I liked it,
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Josephine Elder was the penname of Olive Gwendoline Potter, a British children's author who is primarily known for her girls school stories. Of the ten novels she published in this genre, Evelyn Finds Herself (1929), is usually considered the strongest. Elder was also a prolific short story writer, and her pieces were often included in girls annuals.

Elder was educated at Croydon High School and l
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