by Michael Noonan
Illustrated by R. E. Hicks
Hodder and Stoughton, 1962, black and white line drawings in text, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on inside front cover, finger print marks to one or two pages, price-clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping and small tears to edges and corners (see photographs)
“This is the story of the Flying Doctor Service of Mustard Creek, the medical service which looks after the outlying sheep stations in the heart of the Australian continent. It is also the story of the ‘proving’ of Jeremy Janes, a young doctor from Sydney, who is plunged into action as soon as he arrives at Mustard Creek, with the discovery of a boy lying unconscious in the baked, salty area of Lake Sometimes.
Jeremy soon learns to cope with crises ranging from a small girl who develops laryngitis just before the end-of-term play on the school broadcasting service, to a Hungarian opal digger who goes berserk and threatens with a gun the occupants of a tiny settlement miles from anywhere.”