"Ye've got menopause Miss Fakewitt, and no' the trivial sort either. It isnae helped by living in the effete Sooth o' England either." With this stark diagnosis Fanny Fakewitt heeds the advice offered (expensively) by disgraced GP Elijah McFigeon, that she should go to a remote Scottish island and get the soft southern-ness kicked out of her. And this she does through the guidance of landlady and sage, Seagga (pronounced ‘Shagga') Bannox. By turns funny, and then hilarious, this rough examination of a woman's middle period will stand scrutiny against the worst medical advice ever given.