David Nott: Surgery On The Frontline

David Nott is one of the UK's leading surgeons who has volunteered in some of the world's most horrific war zones over the past 20 years.

Town Hall, Cheltenham

Saturday 5th October, 2019 @ 11:00 am

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Signing


About the Event

He talks about his remarkable memoir, War Doctor, with Julia Wheeler.

For more than 25 years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as an NHS surgeon to volunteer on the frontline in the world’s most dangerous war zones.

Venue Information

Town Hall
Imperial Square
GL50 1QA
United Kingdom

About the Book

War Doctor
War Doctor

David Nott

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Publication date:21 Feb 2019


4.67 out of 5
9 reviews
"may I commend to you my Book of the Month, War Doctor by David Nott, a tale of life, death, and yes, love."
The Bookseller
"one of the most brutal evocations of modern war you’ll read"
The Sunday Times
"His stories of courage and compassion in the face of seemingly certain death are breathtaking"
The Guardian
Daily Mail
"this book is a triumph: a love letter to surgery, and to helping others in extremis"
The Daily Telegraph
"an overwhelming book... the world is a much, much better place to have people such as David Nott in it"
New Statesman
"He tells a riveting story"
The Times
"Surgeon David Nott’s stories from the world’s most dangerous war zones are haunting and not for the faint-heated"
Irish Times
"Nott tells a great war story, by turns tragic, comic, absurd and terrifying;"
Times Literary Supplement

The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.