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A Middle Eastern Affair
by Ellis Douek
"wherever I have found myself has seemed the proper place for me to be. I have never been an exile." When Ellis Douek was nine years old, his mother insisted that he take up embroidery - in case he decided to be a surgeon when he grew up. Of course she was right, as she always was, for he became Consultant ENT Surgeon at Guy's Hospital in London. The Douek parents had the ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Peter Halban
(first published January 2004)
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Born in Cairo in the 1930s, Ellis Douek’s paternal family had come from Aleppo, whilst his mother, a Sassoon, was more distantly from Iraq. He left Egypt to finish his studies in Paris and London, during which time the Suez War broke out forcing the family to leave forever. He has recently retired as Consultant ENT surgeon at Guy’s Hospital, London.More about Ellis Douek...