Kim Kelly is adept at turning a slice of little-known history into a vivid and enthralling tale. ‘Walking’, based on a true story, is a tale of romance, intrigue and bigotry among Sydney orthopaedic surgeons during the time of the First and Second World Wars. I raced through it, enjoying the intertwining tales of Lucy, a young physiotherapist and Hugo, a brilliant surgeon who is shunned by the medical establishment. Kim has clearly done her research – the descriptions of surgery in this period were fascinating. It’s a romping, riveting, historical feast, full of drama and passion. I loved it.