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Call Nurse Millie [Kindle Edition]

Jean Fullerton
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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A delightful, well researched story that really does depict nursing and the living conditions in the East End at the end of the war (Lesley Pearce)

...the characters are well rounded, the period and political details evoke nostalgia, and the patient's stories are convincingly and vividly told... The writing shines off the page and begs for a sequel (Historical Novel Society)

Warmth, humour and characters readers care about, are Fullerton's hallmarks. (PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH)

Charming and full of detail about the work of a nurse in 1940s London, you will ride emotional highs and lows with each new birth and death. Beautifully written with some sharp dialogue (THE LADY)

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An absorbing and richly detailed novel following the life and work of a young nurse in post-war East London.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 806 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1409137406
  • Publisher: Orion (23 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BMUVRT0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,529 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was born into a large, East End family and grew up in the overcrowded streets clustered around the Tower of London. I still live in East London, just five miles from where I was born. I feel that it is that my background that gives my historical East London stories their distinctive authenticity.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story.. 23 May 2013
By jaffareadstoo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
It's 1945, and the Second World War is over, but for 25 year old Millie Sullivan, her life as a qualified nurse and midwife in the East End of London is as busy as ever. Together with her nurse colleagues at Munroe House Nurse's Home, Millie witnesses her share of tragedy and yet her determined spirit sees her though the harsh reality of living through some tough circumstances. The indomitable spirit of the people who inhabit the overcrowded streets and the bomb damaged buildings of the East End, come gloriously alive in this wonderful historical saga.

This is the first of Jean Fullerton's books I have read, but I am impressed with the way she controls the narrative and allows the characters to develop, so that by the end of the book you really care about what happens to them. Millie in particular is a feisty heroine who encapsulates the spirit of the time in her no nonsense approach and down to earth way of dealing with whatever life throws at her. By using her undoubted skill as qualified nurse, the author has used her medical knowledge to good effect, and has written a story which pulls you in from the very beginning. The individual stories really tug at your heart strings, and yet beyond the heartbreak and tragedy, there is always hope for a better future.

Overall, this is a really lovely story, which will appeal to anyone who enjoys post-war social history.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable - a blast from the past 25 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this novel. We see the post war London through the sympathetic eyes of Queen's Nurse, Millie - the squalor and disease that was part of everyday life for the slum dwellers. It is clear that the author has done her research, but uses a light hand to skillfully weave historical fact/social history and a great story together in such a way that the reader is engaged and entertained. I read Call Nurse Millie quickly because I wanted to know what happened to Millie's fiancé, the other nurses, her mother and all of the well rounded secondary characters who walk across the pages of this novel. I don't want to write a spoiler so I'll just say there is romance, tragedy, humour and, ultimately, a happy conclusion for most of the characters.
I hope there will be a sequel and that Nurse Millie will be knocking on our doors, very soon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 27 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I tried really hard not to finish this book because I was enjoying it so much!! What a lovely story, I laughed, cried and now am bereft it's finished, I hope the author does a follow up as I feel there is so much more to tell!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars call nurse millie 22 April 2014
By B J ODD
Format:Kindle Edition
excellent story ddnt want to put it down and have already got book 2 cant wait to read 3 a good read for all romantics who enjoy nurseing story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 4 April 2014
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Emotional and gripping story. One of the best nursing war stories I have read. I cannot wait to read the next one
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read 30 Mar 2014
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Another great read from Jean Fullerton. Her attention to detail of the period she is writing about is fantastic. I will certainly be looking for more of her books to read in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book 4 Feb 2014
By Sheesh
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This is a good bedtime read, not complicated and it makes one want to read the next chapter! I would recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I hadn't seen *that TV show* and I did think this would be a bit predictable and sweet. I also don't tend to read stories which aren't contemporary. How wrong was I? I LOVED THIS STORY, FROM THE FIRST PAGE TO THE LAST. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.
It didn't turn out how I'd thought. There were some very sad moments in the story, and I cried about three times while reading it. It deals with some very harsh subjects too, very well.
The period details about nursing, and the NHS starting were very interesting, and didn't jar with the story. They were just slipped in without me hardly noticing. They gave it a really authentic feel and I never felt anywhere else but the East End of London, in that time period. My mum wasn't even born when this story is set and I'm in my thirties, but it didn't stop me finding the time period very interesting. It's shocking how differently we are as a society now from then, and this book really showed that, in positive and negative ways.
The characters were a joy to read - Milly was a likeable character, but not too perfect. She had her faults, and made mistakes, like real people do. Her heard was always in the right place.
Her friends were great fun, and I loved reading about the dances they went on together. The details like their hairstyles, and the music added in elements which made me always feel in that time and place, every time I opened the book.
Some of the patients were so interesting, I wanted to hear more about them each time.
The woman in charge of the nurses home was great, I loved her and Millie's run ins each time. It was like a good soap opera, and I laughed a lot.
I was sad when it ended, and look forward to reading more from this author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story
I loved nurse Millie from the start, she was competent and caring and my heart was with her throughout her journey! Read more
Published 1 month ago by KarenA
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great read.
This was such an enjoyable read.
I loved that post 1945, East End setting - its bombed streets and overcrowding beautifully sketched in. Read more
Published 1 month ago by June Little
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best
I loved this book and devoured it in a couple of days. Look out for Jean Fullerton's wonderful portrayal of Millie's "Champagne" socialist fiancé which is brilliant. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Max
4.0 out of 5 stars wonderful!
So interesting. Well written and accurate account of the East End at that time. Difficult to put down. Now want to read the rest of her books.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs M J Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully timeless
A writer friend of mine recommended this book to me as I am a fan of Call the Midwife - This book has exceptional balance as it is enchanting, beautifully written, gutsy and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by sara ancrum
5.0 out of 5 stars CALL NURSE MILLIE
SOMETIMES YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF JUST HOW SOME LIVES ARE AFFECTED BY CERTAIN SITUATIONS,IN THIS BOOK YOU CAN WONDER WHY THESE SITUATIONS EXSIST.
Published 4 months ago by elizabeth
4.0 out of 5 stars Warm-hearted and evocative - a fabulous read by Jean Fullerton
Jean Fullerton paints a vivid picture of life in post-war London in her enchanting and engrossing saga, Call Nurse Millie. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Julie
4.0 out of 5 stars Call Nurse Millie
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would,as it held my attention throughout the whole book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre.
Published 6 months ago by Ruth Oakes
5.0 out of 5 stars Vivid description of life in the East End of London, during a time of...
The author very kindly gave me the opportunity to read a pre-publication copy of this entertaining account of a Nurse's life in London immediately after the end of World War II. Read more
Published 8 months ago by LindyLouMac
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