A unique and uplifting story that doesn’t resort to sugar coating life.

I enjoyed the way the main character, a 71 year-old psychiatrist counting down to retirement, develops from a “toad” into someone you can really empathise with. As his mood lifts, he makes connections with his secretary and his patients that alter his perception of life.

And the last patient he takes on, the personable but troubled Agatha takes him into uncharted territory.

A beguiling and easy to read novella.

~ Rina