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Call Nurse Millie [Kindle Edition]

Jean Fullerton
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An absorbing and richly detailed novel following the life and work of a young nurse in post-war East London - perfect for anyone who loved CALL THE MIDWIFE.

It's 1945 and, as the troops begin to return home, the inhabitants of London attempt to put their lives back together. For 25-year-old Millie, a qualified nurse and midwife, the jubilation at the end of the war is short-lived as she tends to the needs of the East End community around her. But while Millie witnesses tragedy and brutality in her job, she also finds strength and kindness. And when misfortune befalls her own family, it is the enduring spirit of the community that shows Millie that even the toughest of circumstances can be overcome.

Through Millie's eyes, we see the harsh realities and unexpected joys in the lives of the patients she treats, as well as the camaraderie that is forged with the fellow nurses she lives with. Filled with unforgettable characters and moving personal stories, this vividly brings to life the colourful world of post-war East London.

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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)

    Book Description

    An absorbing and richly detailed novel following the life and work of a young nurse in post-war East London - perfect for anyone who loved CALL THE MIDWIFE.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 2491 KB
    • Print Length: 434 pages
    • 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 (79 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,068 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
    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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    6 of 6 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
    4.0 out of 5 stars Life before the NHS 9 Sept. 2013
    I usually shy away from hospital romances. But this was recommended by a friend, and as it is set immediately after the 2nd World War, and I like historical novels, I decided to give it a go. Millie is a great character - full of life (when she's not exhausted!) - and not afraid to come forward when there's any injustice. I felt I learnt a lot through Jean Fullerton's meticulous research and telling details what life was really like for a nurse in those times. Millie enticed me into her world of family and colleages and suitors. Next to Millie, I loved the mother. Thought she was terrific. The story swings along and the ending - well, just a few paragraphs before the very end - took me completely by surprise, and I just wanted to say, 'Ahhh.'
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Read this Book! 15 July 2013
    I can highly recommend this book, it is very well researched, very authentic and a great story to boot! I can remember the early fifties as I was a small girl then, although this book is set a little earlier than this it feels very evocative of that time to me. The nursing detail is excellent, I trained in the early 60's but its very familiar, this is how nursing was then! Even with no nursing background this book will appeal as the characters and storyline grip from page one! Many congratulations to Jean on a first class book, looking forward to the next one, meanwhile I will be getting hold of Jean's earlier titles!
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    By Julie
    Jean Fullerton paints a vivid picture of life in post-war London in her enchanting and engrossing saga, Call Nurse Millie.

    Sister Millie Sullivan was looking forward to celebrating the end of the Second World War. However, her happiness was short-lived when her beloved father died suddenly on VE day. Juggling the demands of her challenging job as a district nurse in one of London’s poorest areas with caring for her grieving mother Doris is not easy, but Millie knows that she must not let her own personal sorrow get in the way of her profession. Her patients’ safety and well-being is paramount – however this doesn’t stop Millie from missing her dad or from wondering how her mother is coping now that the love of her life is no longer by her side. Although her mother keeps herself busy by becoming more active in the community, Millie cannot quite shake off the feeling that all is not quite well with Doris. Romance is the last thing on the young nurse’s mind. With her workload constantly increasing and her duties getting heavier and heavier, Millie has got neither the time nor the energy for a relationship. But when she meets dashing policeman Alex Nolan at a dance, Millie soon begins to realise that there is more to life than work…

    The war had been the making of Alex Nolan. Having spent most of his adult life lurching from one dead-end job to the next, Alex had spent most of the war fighting shoulder to shoulder with men born to great privilege – and time and again he proved himself to be their equal. Determined to make something of himself now that he’s on Civvy Street, Alex had joined the police force and had his eyes firmly set on climbing up the ladder and making it to the top.
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