Join Anne Biccard for the launch of her memoir – Holding My Breath: Further Exploits of an ER Doctor (22 Jun)
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She’s holding her breath. Here’s why.

You’re invited to step into a world of true grit. Join Dr Anne Biccard in conversation with Aspasia Karras as they explore the drama, pathos, blood and guts, and much lighter, downright hilarious moments and behind the scenes in one of Johannesburg’s busiest emergency rooms.

Anne Biccard’s second memoir – Holding My Breath: Further Exploits of an ER Doctor – follows her bestselling debut Saving a Stranger’s Life.

It is candid, funny, poignant and heart-breaking, and set to be another word-of-mouth bestseller.  Biccard’s warmth and humanity shine through the often-harrowing tale, creating an unputdownable, uplifting and inspiring book.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022
Time: 18:00 SAST
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Praise for the bestselling Saving a Stranger’s Life:

‘It’s like being part of a real Grey’s Anatomy team.’ – Keamogetswe Molope

‘Poignant in parts, shouting-out funny in others, the stories leap from the page, a welcome reminder of sheer humanity and courage under pressure.’ – Michele Magwood

‘A rare and intimate insight into the thoughts and experiences of an ED doctor and her responses to the idiosyncratic cast of characters that she meets. A deeply ironic, humorous and yet compassionate and informative book. A must read.’ – Professor Gillian Straker

Dr Anne Biccard is a medical doctor with over 30 years’ experience in emergency medicine, a writer and a stray dog collector. She studied psychology and then medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand. She lives in Johannesburg with her partner on a small farm where they provide a home to rescued greyhounds (and some other creatures).

Aspasia Karras is a South African writer, editor and journalist. She attended the University of the Witwatersrand for Master’s degree in Public Policy and Development before entering the world of journalism in 1994.  She is currently editor at large for the Sunday Times, managing editorial and content.

Categories Non-fiction South Africa

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