Book of the Month - Non Fiction : November, 2019

In the Shadow of the Eighth

By Peter Boylan


In the Shadow of the Eighth is the story of how a young doctor without strong views on abortion became convinced that women should be trusted to make the right decisions for their lives – and how he then did everything in his power to bring about a situation where they could.

More than that, it is an engaging account of working in one of medicine’s most satisfying specialities, a revealing behind-the-scenes insight into what it’s like trying to make change happen, and a fascinating portrait of a society in transition.

Lively, gripping, sometimes enraging but always compassionate, Peter Boylan’s story is vital and encouraging reading for these turbulent times.