The Official Website  for Carol Margaret Tetlow

Welcome to my website!

Last summer I hung up my stethoscope and retired from general practice, having worked for many years in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, as Dr Goodman.

I’ve been lucky to have a fascinating career, working in many different parts of the country, from Orkney to Southampton and in many different areas of medicine, including surgery, obstetrics (yes, somewhere there is a baby that I delivered, called after me!), accident and emergency. But it was general practice that won my heart in the end for the unique relationships that you develop over the years with your patients and their families and the diverse range of problems and emotions they bring to share with you. Of course there’s the serious side with sadness and tragedy but there’s also humour and joy.

Where else would you get a patient bringing their cat in a shopping trolley to show you because they know you like animals?

Where else would someone ring up and say to the receptionists - ‘tell Dr Goodman there’s a donkey on the TV that needs rescuing?’

This wonderful mix of individuals forms the backdrop for my novels but it’s the doctors who take centre stage, with their professional and personal problems.

My first novel, Out of Practice was published last summer. This is the first in a series of four books about the Teviotdale Medical Centre. I am delighted to announce that Faith, Hope and Clarity was published last month.

My novels are published by Editions Dedicaces and I am indebted to the fabulous and tireless president, Guy Boulianne who found my novels online and gave me my big chance. Who says miracles never happen? I can assure you they do.

Retirement is wonderful. I live on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales, with my ever-patient and hugely supportive husband. Our lives are dominated by four irrepressible Labradors, two cats, ten donkeys and two Welsh Section A ponies. We like to try our hand at carriage driving in the summer. One donkey is brilliant at this, one pony coming on fast and the other pony just starting out.

I have resurrected my passion for tennis and now play several times a week.

And of next novel is a work in progress.

All about Carol the Author

‘Out of Practice’ is available on Amazon Kindle, as a paperback on Amazon,,, smashwords, Barnes and Noble, ebay, ibookstore, priceminister, iTunes, and other sites.

Book two in the series “Faith, Hope and Clarity” was published on the 25th of February and is available on, eBay and Amazon and others.

**STOP PRESS** September 2015- awarded a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the USA