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A Nurse's Life: Heart-warming and humorous tales from a 1950s student nurse (Nurse Jane Grant) [Kindle Edition]

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In this warm and witty book, Jane Grant recounts her life as a trainee nurse in a busy 1950s London teaching hospital.

Jane, and her friends Mary and Phyllis, discover that both happiness and heartache can be found on the wards of St. Bernard’s Hospital. Before long they realise it takes determination and a sense of humour to deal with the colourful characters of hospital life – and that goes for the staff as well as the patients.

The young nurses gain their medical training under the watchful eyes of strict, but generally fair, Sisters and Matrons. They meet patients who are facing the biggest challenges of their lives, and share with them moments of bravery and fear. There are times of laughter, but also of tears.

There is romance too, as Jane and her fellow student nurses enjoy the attentions of the hospital’s handsome young doctors, falling in and out of love for the first time.

A Nurse’s Life is a moving and amusing account of a bygone era, brought vividly to life.

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5.0 out of 5 stars bring back matrons 14 Feb. 2015
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A truly heart warming view of nursing in day's gone by. If only things were like that in today's hospitals. Bring back Martin's. I enjoyed this book and will read the follow on book
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3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 5 Jun. 2015
By Sam
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Pleasant and entertaining read. However annoyed on buying it to find it's a book I've already got, with a new title. It was originally published fifty years ago as Come hither, Nurse!, followed by Come again, Nurse! I wish that publishers would make it clear when they change the title of books that it has been done, I've several times bought a book only to find when I started reading it that i already have it
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5.0 out of 5 stars A realistic read 11 Oct. 2014
By mojo
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I loved this book, having trained as a nurse in 1960 it brought back a lot of memories, funny at times but that is how it was, a hard life as a student nurse but very rewarding and a very formative few years. most nurses will appreciate the contents
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By glo
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Being the age I am (77)yrs, I could relate to this life. My nursing days were full of black humour which I have retained, causing embarrassment all round! The author captures the era beautifully and I look forward to reading the follow-up books.
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I`m very interest in hospital stories as I was training in the early sixties. I guess all hospitals had different policies re nights out etc. Personally this was more a story of her private life and not enough about the work on the wards etc
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real good read 1 Jun. 2015
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Having been a student nurse myself in the fifties I can really see the best side of this book. This gives my age away.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good light reading, written with integrity 1 April 2015
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Honest account of nurses training which I can personally identify with. Thank you for a pleasant read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 16 Mar. 2015
By poppy
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I loved this book working in a hospital it gave me a real incite into how times have changed
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