Adventures in Human Being, Dr Gavin Francis
2pm, Saturday 31st October
A Journey through the Body
Drawing on his front-line work as a doctor and GP, Gavin Francis blends first-hand experience with reflections on how the body has been imagined and portrayed through history. It’s an adventure through what it means to be human that will transform the way you think about being alive. “A sober and beautiful book about the landscape of the human body: thought-provoking and eloquent.” (Hilary Mantel)
Gavin Francis qualified in medicine from Edinburgh in 1999. He is the author of three books: True North, Travels in Arctic Europe (2008, 2010), Empire Antarctica, Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins (2012), & Adventures in Human Being (2015). When not writing, he works in general practice and emergency medicine in Edinburgh.