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Posted by on Jun 26, 2009 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #72

Kick-Back Friday: #72


Middlemarch (1994): If you can’t get through the book (I’m talking to you, English majors), then watch the BBC mini-seriesa highly faithful adaptation of George Eliot’s novel (written by Andrew Davies of Pride and Prejudice fame).

Dorothea Brooke believes that life’s purpose can be found in marriage to a fussy academic, the elderly Reverend Casabaun, while she cultivates a sympathic friendship with his disinherited cousin, the fetching Will Ladislaw (Rufus Sewell). The parallel lives of two other couples (the earnest Dr. Lydgate and his spoiled wife; a ne’er-do-well aristocrat and his long-suffering country sweetheart) are intertwined for the obligatory contrast and comparison.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.