A CROWD of people took over a golf club to hear a war doctor share his stories.

The inspirational surgeon David Nott visited Penarth to talk about his experiences over more than two decades, volunteering his skills in the world’s most dangerous war zones.

Hosted by Griffin Books at the Glamorganshire Golf Club, the event drew a sell-out crowd of over more than 120 people, all keen to hear his stories of derring-do.

Bookshop owner Mel Griffin interviewed Dr Nott about his recently published book, War Doctor, extracts from which had been read daily that week on BBC Radio 4.

Dr Nott has completed an incredible 27 humanitarian missions, from Sarajevo to Syria, putting his own life at risk on numerous occasions.

He also played a key part in the international diplomacy leading to the successful evacuation of remaining civilians and medical professionals from East Aleppo in 2016.

After the interview, audience members had the opportunity to ask their own questions.

“We were very honoured to have David join us for this event, and have never seen an audience so moved,” said Kate, events manager at Griffin Books.

The event ended with a standing ovation for Dr Nott.

Griffin Books would like to pay tribute to the generosity of the audience, who as well as taking the opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book, donated over £360 for the David Nott Foundation.

The foundation was established by Dr Nott and his wife to provide specialised training in trauma surgery to local doctors in conflict zones.

Signed copies of War Doctor are available from Griffin Books on at £18.99 each.

For more information visit www.griffinbooks.co.uk