Nott is a surgeon. Instead of going to the beach for his hols, he heads to war zones: Sarajevo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria… His account of his experiences over the last 25 years is eye-opening and, as one would expect, humane on a grand scale.
Combining neuroscience and psychoanalysis, the psychotherapist author is further qualified to write this book being married to Tom Stuart-Smith, the garden designer and winner of umpteen awards at Chelsea and elsewhere.
A searing account that knocks Freud right off his pedestal and demonstrates not least that his hunger for fame made him unscrupulous towards his own patients. Crews, an American academic, has spent many decades sharpening his axe.