Doctor in the House (novel)
Doctor in the House is a comic novel by Richard Gordon, published in 1952. Set in the fictitious St. Swithin's Hospital in London, the story concerns the exploits and various pranks of a young medical student. It is the first of a series of 'Doctor' novels written by Gordon, himself a surgeon and anaesthetist. The main character is also named Richard Gordon , although after the first few books he is renamed Simon Sparrow, which name is also used in the screen and radio adaptations.
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|Followed by||Doctor at Sea|
A film adaptation, Doctor in the House, was released in 1954, starring Dirk Bogarde; several of the subsequent books were also filmed. There were a number of TV series very loosely based on the books, and a 13-part radio series on the BBC in 1968 starring Richard Briers as Sparrow.
- p. 15, 31st impression, October 1956, pub. Michael Joseph Ltd, London