Paul Butler

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? My latest book is a novel entitled The Good Doctor.

Quick description: The story revolves around an imposter pretending to be the renowned “medical missionary”, Doctor Wilfred Grenfell. The real Dr. Grenfell arrived in Newfoundland in 1982 as part of a mission for deep sea fishermen. After staffing a hospital ship, helping to set up nursing stations in Labrador, and founding a hospital in northern Newfoundland, he began to reach extraordinary levels of fame, particularly in the US where he did most of his fundraising. We first encounter the “fake” Dr. Grenfell on the lecture circuit of the northeastern US in 1910. The story traces their common history as medical students in the London of the 1880s when they shadowed each other through the East End slums, through the wards and corridors of the London training hospital, and…

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