Podiatry, health and fiction

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Books and all that written stuff are covered under the bookstore. You can find my latest books here or check out the reviews written by experts. Every now and then a great health book comes on the market and I like to write it up when I can find a spare moment. While teaching at Northampton during the period 1986-1993 we wrote a few books and some of the home productions are listed for free download c/o one of the ex-students and now a specialist in dermatology, Ivan Bristow.

Read about the author heremy latest book is featured below.

The next project is a career book for school leavers about the field of podiatry. You can check the series of career journeys published on this website starting from March 2022 starting with Emily. A special pull out PDF information on Podiatry as a Career Choice is available free to download


Foot Health Myths, Facts & Fables (2021)
This paperback was launched on 1st September and is available from Amazon books.  Read more here

Podiatrist on a Missionpersonal early memories of the author. Also available now in hardback
Click on the blue title above to read Professor Alan Borthwick’s review now published in The Podiatrist – March 2021 

Podiatry & Foot Health

My Patient Journey Series in ebook or Paperback

Morton’s Neuroma.  Podiatrist Turned Patient: My Own Journey 2017 

Bunion. Hallux Valgus. Behind the Scenes. 2019.  Reviewed by Tony Maher in Podiatry Now

My journey books for Morton’s Neuroma and Bunion are mainly for patients. E-books represent good value, while the paperback books are in full colour and make useful practice references.

Skills books

Written for all audiences but especially for professionals

Presenting Your Image 2020 Conferences to Village Halls

PowerPoint is more than a slide program. Companion to Presenting your image

For students and podiatrists in practice – an aid to communication in the NHS and private practice

Selling Foot Health as Podiatry 2020. Promoting Your Service to Patients. Reviewed by Bev Wright preface by Ralph Graham


Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot, Churchill-Livingstone with Linda Merriman 1997

Assessment of the Lower Limb. Churchill-Livingstone. 1995

Read the back story behind these books

by the David R Tollafield

Two class note books are free to download care of Ivan Bristow who has made these available (1988)

A Foundation on Podiatric Orthopaedics (First year level)

Class Lecture notes in PodoPaediatrics (Second year level)


David also writes fiction

Fatal contracts (2021). Short stories with sizzling shocking tales of fate. Available as e-book and paperback from Amazon books

Introducing  – ‘The Story of Cristal Rouge’ the red biro

Cristal Rouge is a ballpoint pen and as we know ballpoint pens come in different colours colours and have a limited Life Life. Cristal passes to different people during her life. She is worried that she has only a short time to live because her ink does not last as long as other ink pens.  She meets a nasty pen called Nosey Parker and James Green. With her friends, she makes the best of hard world where expensive pens are held with high regard. Just when her world seems at an end, she is rescued. Just when her world seems at an end, she is rescued.

Originally written under my pen name Rob C Blyth for age 8-10 years. This original publication was produced in 2014 and no longer in print. You can order a signed soft copy from Busypencilcase Reflective communications for £10.00 write to busypencilcasecfp@gmail.com and write ‘Cristal Rouge’

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Last updated 29th March 2022