'Solveig Foss follows a long tradition of doctor-writers whose medical work has inspired their fiction. Her stories range over time and place from the Eastern Front in 1941, through 1950s England to contemporary Australia and Ukraine. An unqualified nurse finds solace in Madame Bovary while she tries to manage demented patients and a drug-addicted assistant. A busy doctor juggles his obligations to his patients with his love and care for his dying wife. A Ukrainian engineer-turned social worker struggles to get funding for an HIV/AIDS program. A week after graduation a doctor finds herself thrown into war. An investment banker can only find time for counselling while travelling to work. Solveig Foss brings alive the joys and challenges which can face doctors, nurses and patients, and celebrates the courage of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances' (Publisher website). Night watch -- Pathway of her life -- Front line -- Time on my hands -- Private patient -- Pursuit of happiness -- Doctor's wife -- Master of lunacy -- Sushila -- Shipbuilder.