The Physician

This prize-winning first book of The Cole Trilogy follows Robert Jeremy Cole from his 11th-century boyhood in England, through Europe to an Arab medical school in Ispahan, Persia, where he studies under the immortal physician Avicenna. In 1999, the Spanish booksellers who attended the Madrid Book Fair voted The Physician one of the ten most beloved books of all time.

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“Gordon’s compelling novel recreates the 11th century so powerfully that the reader is propelled through its several hundred pages by a tidal wave of imagination and authentic detail.”

Publishers Weekly

“Populated by engaging characters, rich in incident and vivid in historical detail, [The Physician] is a pleasure.”

The New York Times