1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for the publisher (and Jackie).
This is her 2nd published book and her writing is developing with each book (I am reading Black Knight, White Queen atm - fantastic!)
The character of Chrissie, geek girl and gaming whizz, is not my thing (perhaps my age!) but I found the relationship with her mum rang true and how Chrissie dealt with this was spot on. The problems she had at work, her skills being recognised, reflected what happens in reality.
Joseph had a depth and vulnerability that touched me. I found he came over more strongly on the page, compared to Chrissie.
The character of his sister is teasing us with a… Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I bought a copy of this book many years ago and it is now one of my most treasured books and I read it on a yearly basis. It is a deeply moving book (and often very humorous) about the author's time as a student nurse at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and how (once qualified)she went with the BEF Hospitals across to France following the D-Day landings. It also charts the early days of the trade union movement in nursing that was to beome the Royal College of Nursing and how the Miners helped the Newcastle nurses win fairer work conditions. I trained at the RVI in the early 1980's and know of wards the author worked on.