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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24276246M
ISBN 109780060531584, 9780060769741

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the eight short stories in A FEW SHORT NOTES ON TROPICAL BUTTERFLIES. The title story is about an aging surgeon confronting his own physical and mental frailties as he ponders the strange, mad life of his grandfather, a famed collector of rare butterflies. In "The Hill Station," a . Buy a cheap copy of A Few Short Notes on Tropical book by John Murray. John Murray trained as a doctor, and his debut collection of stories, A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies, reveals its author's background. Not all of his Free shipping over $Cited by: 4. Murray practiced medicine in far-flung places around the planet before turning to writing. His experiences and acquaintances among peers and patients were surely grist for the mill that turned out the eight short stories in A FEW SHORT NOTES ON TROPICAL BUTTERFLIES. Sep 06,  · Book. A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies. Iain McClure, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist For anyone still looking for holiday reading and wanting to escape all things medical, this debut collection of short stories may, at first glance, not appeal. Most of them focus on a doctor as the main character, while others have Author: Iain McClure.

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