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Charing Cross (Performers #7)

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In nineteenth-century London, for a woman to consider becoming a surgeon was completely unheard-of. But young Sophie Lackland was determined to succeed, despite the obstacles in her path.

Beautiful, strong-willed Sophie scandalized London society by entering the male-dominated world of medicine, then further shattered convention by offering her
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 28th 1982 by Leisure Books (Mm) (first published January 1st 1979)
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This one is a little more removed from the family, background characters for most with only Freddy and Martha being more to the foreground. It is about a daughter of Abel Lacklands younger son. Sophia strikes out to gain a legacy of Abel's second wife Maria - thinking she can become a surgeon - as that is the stipulation of the will. She gains her examinations as a physician and can call herself Dr then realises her place as such, is not in London but in her home place of Haworth. So disappointi ...more
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Claire Berenice Rayner OBE (née Berk; born 22 January 1931) is an English journalist best known for her role for many years as an agony aunt.

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