Book IV of the¬†Doctor¬†series. “You can’t go about the country falling in love with girls at your age,” Doctor Gordon’s friend Grimsdyke proclaims. “You’re not an impoverished medical student any more. The predatory misses will expect you to marry them.” But Gordon soon discovers that a busy general practitioner needs a wife as much as he needs a stethoscope. As his friend Benskin wisely suggests, patients don’t like the doctor messing about with their wives unless they know he’s got one at home. And of course there has to be someone to open the door, answer the telephone, keep the NHS records straight, cook the dinner, do the laundry – and protect him from some of his female patients, His only worry is – will the right girl turn up?