Dr. Halliday Sutherland

"Dr. Halliday Sutherland is a born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better” – G.K. Chesterton

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Dr Sutherland was an accomplished story-teller (his 1933 book The Arches of the Years made the Publishers’ Weekly list of bestsellers). Links to some of these are shown below.

The terror of the glen—a razor-wielding maniac makes for a memorable family holiday.

The resourceful journalist—the hilarious story of a journalist whose success is undermined by a series of mishaps.

William James, coachman—the moving story of a tuberculous coachman in St Marylebone.

Bombed by Zeppelins—a long night in Deal during World War 1.

The Litri and Manuelito—Sutherland’s adventures in Spain.

Eamon De Valera—Dr. Sutherland’s recollection of his meetings with the Irish leader.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show—As a teenager, Sutherland falls in love with the daughter of “Buffalo Bill” Cody.

Bombs—a near miss for the Sutherland family in World War 2.

Mobilising for war—Sutherland’s account of the mobilising of Britain’s sailors in Devon and Cornwall in 1914.

The bandstand school in Regent’s Park—a picturesque school for tuberculous children.

Death on the Moors—Dr Sutherland’s moving account of the death of his father.

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

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