THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF DR BARRY, a surgeon unlike any other, how Dr Barry broke the rules

: Williamson (L.) text Pinelli (A.) illus.

R 205.00
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137pp., illus., paperback, London, 2020


The life of Dr James Barry, retold for young adults.

James Barry (c. 1789-1799 – 1865, born Margaret Ann Bulkley), was an Irish military surgeon in the British Army. Although Barry lived his adult life as a man, he was assigned female at birth. He chose to live as a man so that he might study at university and pursue a career as a surgeon. His sex was only discovered after his death.

Lisa Williamson is the author of the young adult novels, The Art of Being Normal, All About Mia and Paper Avalanche