Just learned that Frank Wells, the cardiac surgeon at Papworth Hospital who performed my life-saving aortic dissection a few years ago, sketches out his plans for open heart surgery using forceps as a pen, human blood as ink, and the open still-beating chest cavity of the patient as an inkwell. He's even had his work hung at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
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Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough.
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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