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Matron at Last

Matron at Last [Kindle Edition]

Evelyn Prentis
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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"Perceptive, warm and very funny" (Sunday Telegraph)

"Highly amusing and entertaining" (Derby Evening Telegraph)

Book Description

A heart-warming nurse's memoir by the author of Sunday Times bestselling books A Nurse in Time and A Nurse in Action – a must-read for fans of the BBC's nostalgic gem Call the Midwife

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 400 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0091941393
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (19 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091941393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091941390
  • ASIN: B00885XTJ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #105,391 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brill 22 July 2012
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This book is absolutely fantastic, it shows life like it was, in some ways it's a shame that life isn't like it today, people living close together getting on helping each other in difficult times. It is very well written and very funny, a very good read
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Lucinda
Evelyn Prentis is a writer who tells it like it is with such honesty and candor, as to enthrall and fascinate so many readers about her life as a nurse. Matron at Last is her latest work in a series of books, which capture her life as a newly qualified nurse working up the career ladder to more senior roles and eventually Matron. Her story began with her debut release `a nurse in time' about her story as a freshly qualified nurse, alongside the retelling of her trainee years in 1934. `A nurse in action' is an account of her years as a staff-nurse, with the sequel `a nurse and mother' another fantastic edition to add to the collection. Continuing her story during and beyond the Second World War, Evelyn's work spans the majority of her interesting and remarkable career. After working as a nurse for thirty years she then decides to take a full-time Matron post at The Lodge, which was a home for elderly ladies of reduced circumstances. Her job surprisingly differed from that of the stereotypical hospital ward Matron, as her new role allowed her to make a real difference to those patients' lives under her care. The ups and downs of the job are brought to light as Evelyn reminisces about the cold dinners, early mornings following a sleepless night and those unforgettable people (such as Mrs. Peters with her temper and the piano playing Mrs. Harrison). After years of hard work and dedication I am sure that it was both a joy and a delight for the author to recount her years as a Matron, at last!

This is a brilliant book that I found incredibly hard to put down, because it was such fun to read. I found it totally absorbing finding out about her job as a Matron, with her different and wonderful patients and the home's staff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matron At Last - Evelyn Prentis 25 Feb 2013
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Absolutely love reading Evelyn's books, no sooner do I finish one, then I download the next.

I often find myself locked in the story & feel that I'm getting to know all the character s personally.

Only the last of her books to read now, so will have to find yet another author to get to know.

Hope you all enjoy reading these books as much as I have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 12 July 2014
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very good read - hard to put down
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matron at last 23 Mar 2014
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I really enjoyed this book it reminded me of my Tim's as a nurse many years ago, I also had.a quiet giggle at some of the antics the lovely ladies got up to can't wait to read more Evelyn Prentis books
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I have always enjoyed this authors books, they are well written and being a nurse myself, training in the 1960s, I can relate to her books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read 8 Sep 2013
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A very good read. Thoroughly enjoyed the tales off the ladies in the lodge and their caring matron. Would recommend.
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