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Call Me Sister: District Nursing Tales from the Swinging Sixties
 
 

Call Me Sister: District Nursing Tales from the Swinging Sixties [Kindle Edition]

Jane Yeadon
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Who’d have thought a missing bacon rasher and a teaspoon would play a part in advancing someone’s career? It’s the late ’60s and Jane Yeadon has always wanted to be a district nurse. Staff nursing in a ward where she’s challenged by an inventorydriven ward sister, she reckons it’s time to swap such trivialities for life as a district nurse. Independent thinking is one thing, but Jane’s about to find that the drama on district can demand instant reaction; and without hospital back up, she’s usually the one having to provide it. She meets a rich cast of patients all determined to follow their own individual star, and goes to Edinburgh where Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute’s nurse training is considered the crème de la crème of the district nursing world. Call Me Sister recalls Jane’s challenging and often hilarious route to realising her own particular dream.

About the Author

Jane Yeadon was born in Forres in 1944 and trained in Aberdeen as a nurse. Following further training in Belfast and Edinburgh, she went on to become a district nurse, eventually returning to Forres, where she now lives with her husband. She has a grown-up son and daughter.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Call me sister 31 Oct 2013
By Nevis
Format:Paperback
Call Me Sister is the first of Jane Yeadons books I have read despite this being her third book in the series.

From the minute I opened it I couldn't put it down brilliantly written I didnt want to reach the end of the book and have now ordered the previous two books in the series and am eagerly awaiting their delivery.

If you haven't read the previous two books buy the set you will kick yourself if you don't!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read 23 Dec 2013
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I've enjoyed all of the books by Jane Yeadon and found every one entertaining and wonderfully light hearted, but this book is my favourite. I just love it and recommend it to anyone, especially if you are a fan of shows like Call the Midwife or The Royal.Call Me Sister: District Nursing Tales from the Swinging Sixties
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good light read. 31 July 2014
By jac
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As a fellow District nurse (sorry, Sister!) from a similar era - I did my DN training in 1973 - I was interested in what this book had to offer. District nursing in the wilds of Scotland was very different from south London, but the range of 'characters' is the same everywhere. I enjoyed the stories of the patients and also the fellow nurses, though they were a bit disjointed at times.. The sample was entirely set in a hospital so didn't give a true flavour of the book, which I decided to read anyway and wasn't sorry, as I enjoy this kind of book and this one was worth 99p
. The spelling and grammar are good and the book flowed quite well, taking the author from one area to another as she relieved other nurses and just got to know patients before she was off again. I found the training quite short (3 months) in comparison to my own ( a year) but smiled at the memory of making paper bags and boiling syringes and instruments. Disposables came in earlier in Scotland than England unless the author's memory is out a bit or she compresses several years district nursing into one year.
I've bought another book by this author with a degree of trepidation as it doesn't have as many good reviews, but I'll make up my own mind. Recommended as a light read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle 8 Jan 2014
By Mosie
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Loved this story was well written and couldnt put it down, one of the best i have read for a while
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5.0 out of 5 stars Call me sister 7 Jan 2014
By jaycee
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A great read really enjoyed it, I have read other books by this author, all of which were good reads, this one was every bit as good, hope there will be more to follow.
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3.0 out of 5 stars O.K 10 Feb 2014
By Ana
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It's O.K. easy reading but doesn't seem to go anywhere! Not a lot seems to happen & when reading I feel as if I am on the outside of the book, never getting into it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 12 Aug 2014
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A light hearted story of a Scottish Nurse who wanted to leave hospital to work in the community. Very descriptive writing regarding the individuals and their homes as well as the Scottish countryside. A lot of her story reminded me of my Godmother's stories of being a midwife in Devon at the same period. I have only given it 4 stars because it ended abruptly......
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read 5 April 2014
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I really enjoyed this book it reminded of my nursing days in the sixties..Jane got it spot on good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Love these stories, I just get engrossed until finish
Published 11 days ago by Catherine Ann Bowles
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Published 11 days ago by kathyg
5.0 out of 5 stars great read, I couldn't put it down
great read , I couldn't put it down , it reminded me of my training in the NHS .
Published 18 days ago by A. O'Loughlin
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Disappointing, though it would have been better
Published 20 days ago by Cyprus2sum
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed
Published 23 days ago by Avril frances jonesy
4.0 out of 5 stars didn't enjoy her autobiography as much as others I have
I wanted this to go with my set, didn't enjoy her autobiography as much as others I have read
Published 24 days ago by J. Staniford
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
enjoyable read. quite funny in places.
Published 24 days ago by Jill Relff - Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Great book could not put down recommend if you like. This type of story similar to call the midwives look at other books by this author
Published 1 month ago by veronica
4.0 out of 5 stars I thought call me sister was a very enjoyable read ...
I thought call me sister was a very enjoyable read and as I had my children in the sixties II can relate to a lot of the book
Published 1 month ago by mum
5.0 out of 5 stars District nurse
If you were a District Nurse in this era, as I was, it is such a great trip down memory lane. So true to the way life and District Nursing was. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Bluebell
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