Not the Life Imagined (Paperback)
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A darkly humorous, thought-provoking story of Scottish medical students in the sixties, a time of changing social and sexual mores. None of the teenagers starting at Glasgow University in 1967 live the life they imagine. Beth Slater is shocked at how few female medical students there are and that some people, such as Conor Towmey, think they shouldn't be there at all. Devastated by a close friend's suicide, Beth uncovers a revealing diary and vows to find the person responsible for her death. Struggling with the pressure of exams while supporting friends though disasters, Beth charts the students' changing, often stormy, relationships over two decades in a contemporary backdrop of Free Love, the Ibrox Football Disaster, the emergence of HIV and DNA forensics. In time, indiscretions surface with dire consequences for some. In Not the Life Imagined, retired medic Anne Pettigrew has written a tale of ambition and prejudice laced with sharp observations, irony and powerful perceptions that provide a humorous and compelling insight into the complex dynamics of the NHS fifty years ago.

Publisher: Ringwood Publishing
ISBN: 9781901514704


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`There have been many books written about the world of medicine, but Anne Pettigrew brings a fresh voice and moral authority to the subject. Well-written and lively...' - Simon Brett, OBE, author of the Charles Paris series, 2014 CWA Diamond Dagger winner, RSL Fellow and judge of the Constable Silver Stag Award.

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“A great read, super pace, based around Glasgow and the 79’s 80’s”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Unusually set in 70’s 80’s Glasgow taking in the complexity of any city and society. From the university to the shop yards , the Ibrox disaster and well know. Watering holes so much of... More

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“A compelling read about medical students lives, loves and adventures in Glasgow in the ;ate 1960's and beyond ;interesting, entertaining and full of surprises!”

"Not the life imagined" by Anne Pettigrew is a well written, imaginative story of the unravelling of life events about first year medical student days to successful medical career. Adults of all ages can... More

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laure camail

“Riveting novel about Glasgow in the sixties”

Not the Life Imagined goes over lots of important subjects. We follow Beth's life and as a female wanting to be a surgeon in the sixties, she faces a lot of challenges.
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