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Coming of Age Jonathan Havard

Coming of Age

Jonathan Havard

Published August 30th 1988
ISBN : 9780434313921
Hardcover
288 pages
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Until he starts work as a Casualty Officer at Scarsby General, Dr Jonathan Brookes is still naively idealistic. A brilliant young doctor with a first-rate academic record and a promising future ahead, he needs only a little more practical experienceMoreUntil he starts work as a Casualty Officer at Scarsby General, Dr Jonathan Brookes is still naively idealistic. A brilliant young doctor with a first-rate academic record and a promising future ahead, he needs only a little more practical experience to become as fine a surgeon as his father, Michael Brookes. His six months’ spell in Scarsby, a coal town in the industrial north-west of England, provides him with all the experience he could ever need. Along with the day-to-day dramas of motorway pile-ups, emergency births and drunken brawls, Jonathan faces the problem of a boss who drinks too much. His friendships with Badger Kincaid, the idealistic young policeman from a mining family, and the ambitious young black porter Gavin Prescott, draw him into the conflicts and struggles of a poor community still smarting from defeat after the year-long miners’ strike. Jonathan’s love for beautiful anaesthetist Susannah Ridgeway comes up against the barrier of nightmare memories from her past- only when he has found the courage to face his own mistakes, and survived tragic loss as the war between law and disorder in Scarsby erupts in sudden violence, can he meet her need for maturity and strength.