Title: The Diggers’ Doctor – The fortunate life of Col. Donald Beard, AM, RFD, ED (Retd)

Author: Mallett, Ashley

Condition: Near Mint +

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 2007

ISBN: 9781743053065

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 211 pages

Comments: A man of substance in war and in peace, Dr Donald Beard, AM, is a leader, and known for his compassion, humility and charm. The Diggers’ Doctor tells of his extraordinary life as a surgeon, as well as his love of cricket and deep friendship with cricketers, including Sir Donald Bradman. It was in the Beards’ backyard that The Don faced Jeff Thomson and hit his last cricket ball.

Dr Donald Beard has embraced those from all walks of life and considers himself enriched by the experience. Surgery, cricket, music, theatre, reading and his love for Margaret, the greatest love of his life, has warmed him to thousands. It has indeed been a fortunate life.