Episode 48

Published on:

27th Jul 2022

An interview with Polly Morland

In this episode we speak to Polly Morland, a documentary maker turned writer, about her new book which she wrote during lockdown. The book documents the life of a GP working in a rural practice. Polly chats about the benefits of long research chats and how to maintain the anonymity of contributors when needed. 

Polly is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines and also teaches part-time at Cardiff School of Journalism.

The Author

Polly Morland

Website: https://www.pollymorland.com/


A Fortunate Woman, a country doctor’s story (published 9th June 2022)


Metamorphosis: How and Why We Change

Risk Wise: Nine Everyday Adventures

The Society of Timid Souls: Or, How to be Brave



PEW Literary https://www.pewliterary.com/author/polly-morland


Penguin Random House


Pan Macmillan (Picador)


Pollys’ documentaries:


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