The author's father was the source of this book; he did indeed practice as a GP in the village of Queensbury, and his son Charlie in the book is the little boy who became the author decades later.
The world as a whole and the daily life of ordinary people was rather different back then, as most of you who were around in the 1960s and 70s will confirm.
I enjoyed this free ebook very much; there is humour as well as sadness and drama, with real events being told. Think of contergan - a true medical catastrophe with its consequences still felt today in the lives of many sufferers. But think also of the first answering machines; they were the size of a suitcase but made life so much easier for doctors and their families, almost all of which ran their practices from their own homes and were out to visit patients on their daily rounds. The handling of a smallpox outbreak in 1961 in the Bradford area is described in much detail, and make a particularly poignant read in our current pandemic situation.
Of course it was extra nice to read about winter in Yorkshire just now, when we have wintry temperatures outside (although at the moment no snow to write home about).