The Better Half
by A. Bertram Cox
Illustrated by Joan Jagoe
Rigby Limited, c1957, [First Edition?], line drawings in text, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf war, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, minor foxing to end-papers and fore-edges; dust-jacket shows edge and shelf wear with rubbing, creasing, chipping and small tears to edges and corners, small parts of spine missing/torn (see photographs)
"This entertaining travel book opens with the author in the Krankenhaus after an encounter with a German automobile. Contrary to his wife's belief, the Krankenhaus is a General Hospital in Berlin, NOT an institution for the feeble-minded. While A. B. Cox is recovering his strength here we learn the most fascinating details of life in a German Hospital. We meet Herr Butcher, the surgeon, Happy Mountain, the matron, Sir Jasper, the wardsman, Glaxo, Yellow Mulga, Fraulin Dracula, Mr. Gamma, the radiologist and last, but not least, Angel Face, the pretty nurse.
Few patients could have extracted more interest and amusement from the staff and fellow-sufferers than this irrepressible writer."