The Surgeon's Daughter
by Walter Scott
Number of pages: 360
Scott wrote The Surgeon's Daughter in 1827, the first of his last six hard years as he struggled to write enough to solve the financial problems that had come to consume his life. The book is filled with drama, adventure and humor not taking itself too seriously while set in one of the most interesting times of England.
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