BY Michael Morpurgo. ADVENTURE. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. He can't find food, he can't find water. In the end he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone
In recent years, Jed Mercurio’s novel Bodies and its subsequent television adaptation have provided shocking insight into the mental and physical strain suffered by overworked medical staff, including consequent fatal lapses in judgement. Rewind some 70 years, and discover AJ Cronin graphically blowing the whistle on the corrupt medical establishment in his sweeping autobiographical novel The Citadel.