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Book review: The Bad Doctor by Dr Ian Williams

Half an hour into this brilliant graphic novel, my husband complained that my chortling and smirking was putting him off his film.

From the outset the cartoon depictions of the frustrations of general practice struck a chord with me, and the tiny details within the pictures only added to my amusement.

As we get to know more about the darker side of the lead character, ‘Dr Iwan James’, the author’s talent at transcribing themes through his artwork becomes very clear.

Any GP will recognise the heartsink patients and the partnership issues in the book, and will be willing it to end well for Dr James. I loved it – a great antidote to a bad day at work.

Dr Emma Watts is a GP in Surrey.