The Cottonwool Doctor: The Story of James Barry

The Cottonwool Doctor: The Story of James Barry

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Margaret was clever and curious. Margaret had big dreams. But 200 years ago a girl could not become a doctor. So she cut off her hair and she put on boy’s clothes. From then onwards, no one knew that Margaret was a girl. She became James Barry.

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The Cottonwool Doctor: The Story of James Barry

Michelle Matthews (Writer)

The Cottonwool Doctor: The Story of James Barry

Jean de Wet (Illustrator)

The Cottonwool Doctor: The Story of James Barry

Bridgitte Potton (Designer)

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Book Dash 1: Cape Town, May 2014

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