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Read The Physician eBook ✓ MP3 CD Ü Join or create book clubs ë [Read] ➳ The Physician (The Cole Trilogy Book 1) ➻ Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk An orphan leaves Dark Ages London to study medicine in Persia in this rich and vivid historical novel from a New YAn orphan leaves Dark Ages London to study medicine in Persia in this rich and vivid historical novel from a New York Timesbestselling authorThe New York Times A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified aware something is taking her Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber surgeon Rob Cole becomes a fast talking swindler peddling a worthless medicine But as he matures his strange giftan acute sensitivity to impending deathnever leaves him and he yearns to become a healer Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools and he makes his perilous way to Persia Christians are barred from Muslim schools but claiming he is a Jew he studies under the worlds most renowned physician Avicenna How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rivalmedicinemakes a riveting modern classic The Physicianis the first book in New York Timesbestselling author Noah Gordons Dr Robert Cole trilogy which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice A relatively interesting travelogue and discussion of medical knowledge in the 11th century Rob Cole the hero travels from England to Persia to gain better training than he could get in England His dangerous travels through Europe to Persia are described in rich detail Along the way he meets a sheep farmer and daughter He considers marrying her and decides not to He will meet up with her later and marry her He cannot be admitted to the Persian schools as a Christian so he manages to disguises himself as a Jew He makes 3 friends one who is a Muslim and they have many adventures including going to India for the Shah who is a friend of sorts He has improbably luck and experiences The descriptions of medical knowledge in the Middle East was interesting especially compared to what was known in most of Europe There is a very good section on battling the plague The three main characters are fairly well developed and interesting Some the conclusions are predictableMy issues with the book are 1 tries to cover too much It seemed that the author wanted to share all the research he had on the period of time from an advance method of making swords to various prayers 2 Has several love making sections that are totally unnecessary in detail It seemed that the author felt obligated to include them 3 much of it is written in 3rd person he did so and so and then that happened style which can be boring I skipped or skimmed some sections because of thisI read it for a book club I would say it is a decent read but I have not readily read of this series

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An orphan leaves Dark Ages London to study medicine in Persia in this rich and vivid historical novel from a New York Timesbestselling authorThe New York Times A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified aware something is taking her Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber surgeon Rob Cole becomes a fast talking swindler peddling a worthless medicine But as he matures his strange giftan acute sensitivity to impending deathnever leaves him and he yearns to become a healer Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools and he makes his perilous way to Persia Christians are barred from Muslim schools but claiming he is a Jew he studies under the worlds most renowned physician Avicenna How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rivalmedicinemakes a riveting modern classic The Physicianis the first book in New York Timesbestselling author Noah Gordons Dr Robert Cole trilogy which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice The journey of Cole from orphan to physician is an engaging story More than the story however is description of place and history that is as carefully researched as the details of the practice of medicine in the 12th Century From London to Persia we see the young hero learn both the hardships of life and the gift with which he pursues his life's passion healingThis is a novel of adventure and romance intrigue and betrayal culture and religion politics and sex Throughout are detailed descriptions of east and west whose belief systems clash in both subtle and obvious ways Maneuvering among them all our hero learns to use the best of all he finds including within himself

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The Physician The Cole Trilogy Book 1An orphan leaves Dark Ages London to study medicine in Persia in this rich and vivid historical novel from a New York Timesbestselling authorThe New York Times A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified aware something is taking her Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber surgeon Rob Cole becomes a fast talking swindler peddling a worthless medicine But as he matures his strange giftan acute sensitivity to impending deathnever leaves him and he yearns to become a healer Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools and he makes his perilous way to Persia Christians are barred from Muslim schools but claiming he is a Jew he studies under the worlds most renowned physician Avicenna How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rivalmedicinemakes a riveting modern classic The Physicianis the first book in New York Timesbestselling author Noah Gordons Dr Robert Cole trilogy which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice I was looking for a hardcover but this edition is good toogreat story the reader follows young Rob Cole 9 yrs old through life first as an apprentice Barber than on his travels to the middle east where Rob manages to enrole in the only medical university at that timehis life and marriage in the middle East his return to London and his final days in the Scottish highlandslike time travel from the first page the reader is immersed into the 11th century first in London and Englandthen Europe and finally the Middle East the most developed countries at that time