From Scalpel To Spade
This delightful memoir is the story of a life well lived-a Hong Kong doctor who worked as a surgeon for over fifty years and who later turned his hand to his other great passion, gardening. At times amusing, at times heartbreaking, and at other times educational and instructive, he describes real?life cases and the medical causes of illnesses, including many incredible stories of life?saving operations that will keep you riveted to your seat. Interspersing these chapters are tales from his fascinating personal life, and reflections on his journey to becoming an expert gardener. Throughout the book is woven the metaphor of the author's journey to Ithaka, as described in a moving poem of the same name that charts a path for how to live a life 'full of adventure, full of discovery'. Beautifully written in a lively, engaging style, this book is sure to win the hearts of many, whether they personally knew this respected and well?loved surgeon/gardener, or whether they simply-after reading this book-wish that they knew him.