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Title: Dark Circle, The
Authors: Grant, Linda
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 320
Year: 2016
Publisher: Virago
Language: English
Description: The war is over and the times they are a-changing ... and nothing could demonstrate this more than Lenny and Miriam Lynskey's arrival at the newly commissioned NHS sanatorium in Kent, in 1949. The 19-year-old twins join a melting pot of fellow tuberculosis sufferers: aristocrats, car dealers, war heroes, merchant sea men and more. Sentenced to the harsh and primitive procedures and treatments of the time, the only glimmer of hope on the horizon is a new wonder drug, but who will be lucky enough to receive it?

With its unique setting, to its engagement with the institutionalisation and medical ethics of the time, this is both a warm and engaging novel and a fascinating slice of medical and social history.
Categories: Fiction, Community, Historical, Human Rights, Medical/Health, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, England, 2019 Titles

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