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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Humorous
  • Language:English
  • Pages:160
  • eBook ISBN:9781908374424

Winks and Wagging Tails

Reminiscences of a Nineteen-Forties London Vet

by Robert E. Ablett

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Overview
This book is dedicated to all those people, from The Royal family to the costermongers, who 'stuck it out' in London during the war years and who were able to belie the image that London was a city of gloom, fear and despondency.
Description
This book is dedicated to all those people, from The Royal family to the costermongers, who 'stuck it out' in London during the war years and who were able to belie the image that London was a city of gloom, fear and despondency.
About the author
Robert Ablett qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1947. After some years as a student and later in a practice in Central London, where the main patients were ‘heavy’ carthorses, he moved to ‘small animal’ practices in Cambridge and suburban London. Later he joined pharmaceutical companies and was involved in the research and development of medicines, antibiotics and vaccines for the treatment of animals. During this time he was ‘Called to the Bar’ at Lincoln’s Inn. In due course he became Chairman of a large pharmaceutical company and later established his own veterinary business. After nursing his sick wife for some years until her death, he matriculated at Oxford University and became, at that time and at the age of seventyfive, the oldest person to graduate there. He read Theology and, during his stay in Oxford, he was invited to the Divinity School at Harvard as a visiting Scholar.After having graduated at Oxford, he obtained a degree of Master of Arts in Theology at the University of Wales, Lampeter and Master of Theology at the Pontifical University in Maynooth, Ireland. He has recently published a book, ‘Do Animals have Souls’, a short history of the interpretation of Biblical Texts in Christian Theology, which has been widely acclaimed as a unique contribution to the place of animals in human society. He is now completing his next book entitled “Charlemagne – the Christian Barbarian’.
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