Call The Midwife’s Steohen McGann is busy writing his memoirs which will be published next year.
The book’s titled Flesh and Blood – A History of My Family In Seven Maladies and will celebrate McGann’s family’s diverse history across over a century of British cultural, economic and social life as well as delve into the past to unearth a cast of characters from both sides of his family, along with medical conditions and diseases his family suffered.
The book will also contain letters, diaries, photographs and detail medical knowledge he gained from studying for an MA in Medical Science.
McGann added: “I have a lifelong interest in my family’s genealogical history, and also a keen interest in the social dimensions of public health.
This book combines both in a unique and challenging way…Flesh & Blood is the story of how my family rose from poverty, starvation and disease in Victorian England to success, health and prosperity in the 21st century. It’s a story told through the diseases and maladies that my family suffered – how these misfortunes molded the choices my ancestors made, and energised the people their descendants became.”
Earlier this year the actor published Doctor Turner’s Casebook, a tie-in to his role in the BBC drama.