Spoz and Friends: Tales of a London Medical Student

Grahame C.W. Howard


Spoz and Friends: Tales of a London Medical Student

Spoz and Friends: Tales of a London Medical Student

  • Title: Spoz and Friends: Tales of a London Medical Student
  • Author: Grahame C.W. Howard
  • ISBN: 9781849632048
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback



These delightful stories chart the stuttering and at times quite hapless progress of the Spoz , so named by his brother the Woog from Norwich schooldays through his time as a student at a prestigious London medical school in the 1970s From his initial interview at St Thomas Hospital an institution he chose because he had never heard of it and on that rather dubiouThese delightful stories chart the stuttering and at times quite hapless progress of the Spoz , so named by his brother the Woog from Norwich schooldays through his time as a student at a prestigious London medical school in the 1970s From his initial interview at St Thomas Hospital an institution he chose because he had never heard of it and on that rather dubious basis thought he was likely to be accepted to his final exams, the book documents the author s painful progress as an immature seventeen year old away from home for the first time Sexually na ve, he devotes much of his time attempting to lose his virginity, while his excessive beer drinking hampers his success and results in several awkward brushes with the London constabulary Chronically impecunious and homeless for several months, Spoz devises various hair brained money making schemes and ultimately has to take extensive time out of his studies to work on a nearby building site From there he witnesses the bombing of Westminster Palace by the IRA, while his absenteeism from classes almost results in a premature end to his already unpromising career While always infused with the author s characteristic humour, the Tales of Spoz offer the reader a serious yet unobtrusive social commentary on the problems of being a student in that era, charting the often tortuous transition of a group of young men from immature schoolboys to responsible young doctors.


Recent Comments "Spoz and Friends: Tales of a London Medical Student"

This book will make you laugh as you read about the antics of Spoz and his friends as they stumble their way through Medical school, slowly maturing from errant schoolboys into burgeoning young doctors. Their first tentative steps into an adult world and their attempts to achieve social and sexual maturity along with their extraordinary attempts to stave off financial disaster are told with both humour and pathos. But there is also an underlying serious theme of how a group of young men, through [...]

Funny and gives a great insight to student doctor life in the 70s.


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