Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood

A History of My Family in Seven Maladies

Hardback336pp Illustrated232x153mm

9781471160790     Product Code: 508825

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The actor Stephen McGann tells the story of his family over five generations through the diseases that afflicted them. They range from the famine and smallpox that claimed the lives of infant relatives in the 19th century to the necrosis that almost killed his wife, Heidi Thomas, inspiring her to write the BBC adaptation of Call the Midwife. Combining genealogy and social history, this volume explores the effects of illness on society through the generations. 

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