The remarkable true story of Margaret Anne Bulkley - aka Dr James Barry - a surgeon who lived as a man for their entire life

Margaret Anne Bulkey desperately wants to be a surgeon - but only men can train as doctors.


Fifty years later, Dr James Barry is famous, serving as Inspector General of Hospitals throughout the British Empire. A brilliant surgeon, bold reformer and prickly individual known for his fierce tempter, he fought a duel in South Africa and clashed with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea.


But Dr Barry has a secret that he is determined no one should every learn...
Lisa Williamson is the best-selling author of The Art of Being Normal, a YA story about the friendship between trans teens described as 'a life-changing and life-saving book' by Philip Pullman and 'extraordinary' by Non Pratt. She has written two other highly regarded YA novels, All About Mia and Paper Avalanche.

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The remarkable true story of Margaret Anne Bulkley - aka Dr James Barry - a surgeon who lived as a man for their entire life

Margaret Anne Bulkey desperately wants to be a surgeon - but only men can train as doctors.


Fifty years later, Dr James Barry is famous, serving as Inspector General of Hospitals throughout the British Empire. A brilliant surgeon, bold reformer and prickly individual known for his fierce tempter, he fought a duel in South Africa and clashed with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea.


But Dr Barry has a secret that he is determined no one should every learn...

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Lisa Williamson is the best-selling author of The Art of Being Normal, a YA story about the friendship between trans teens described as 'a life-changing and life-saving book' by Philip Pullman and 'extraordinary' by Non Pratt. She has written two other highly regarded YA novels, All About Mia and Paper Avalanche.

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