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Acclaimed as one of the funniest and most perceptive accounts ever written about Peru, this travel book is exotically set in South America, spanning the sandy shores of the Pacific coast, across the heights of the snow-capped Andes to the dark rain forests of the Amazon, relating an interlude passed by an English adviser based in Lima improbably establishing a Ladies' Healthcare Clinic.

Aside from the eccentric trials and tribulations of setting the new facility to work, a central figure in the story is La Señora, creator and owner of the Clinic - irrepressible, artistic, extravagant, voluble, unpredictable … and irresistible. The reader will enjoy the vicarious delights of travelling in Peru, and further afield, and also be entertained by the eccentric and at times bizarre happenings at the Clinic.

A Very Peruvian Practice enchantingly captures the Latin American rhythms and nuances of life in Peru, not only painting an incisive and informed portrait of the country but offering a diverting and wry look at life itself. An unforgettable and magical book that has indeed something for everyone.

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