Dr Henry Tegner

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Science
Occupation Retired Medical Practitioner
Location Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I qualified as a doctor in 1969 and worked full time until my recent retirement. I was a partner in a large teaching practice in a "challenging" area of south east London. My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in 2009. We have three adult children and five grandchildren. I am now enjoying learning to write fiction - believing that to do this one has to read good fiction extensively and in depth. Much of my inspiration and material has been drawn from my professional career.
Interests a. c. grayling, alcohol, alternative medicine, Anorexia, art, arthur c clarke, assisted dying, astronomy, atheism, ballroom dancing, benefits, Bulimia, care of the elderly, cats, Christopher Hitchens, cycling, chronic fatigue syndrome, complementary medicine, child welfare, child poverty, country walking, county wexford, Crop Circles, Dancing, Dogs, Dog walking, Eating Disorders, end of life care, euthanasia, family, family medicine, fiction writing, general practice, Humanism, Irish Set Dancing, Ian McEwan, irish traditional music, Japan, kazuo ishiguro, Kindle, ME, low whistle, medicine, my grandchildren, National Health Service, nevil shute, NHS, oil painting, opera, painting, palliative care, Patients Association, photography, rambling, Richard Dawkins, secularism, short story writing, short stories, suffolk, theatre, welfare state, wiltshire, wine
Favorite Movies the time traveller's wife, never let me go, The Dead, The Bridges of Madison County
Favorite Music prokofiev, benjamin britten, katie melua, john mccormack, early music, sacred music, The Sixteen, Hilliard Ensemble, Irish Traditional music
Favorite Books nevil shute, kazuo ishiguro, arthur c clarke, john wyndham, yeats, w b yeats, wind in the willows, oor wullie, the broons, diary of a nobody, round the bend, an old captivity, in the wet, edward lear, never let me go, wolf hall, bring up the bodies, the god delusion