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A good light read.
on 31 July 2014
As a fellow District nurse (sorry, Sister!) from a similar era - I did my DN training in 1973 - I was interested in what this book had to offer. District nursing in the wilds of Scotland was very different from south London, but the range of 'characters' is the same everywhere. I enjoyed the stories of the patients and also the fellow nurses, though they were a bit disjointed at times.. The sample was entirely set in a hospital so didn't give a true flavour of the book, which I decided to read anyway and wasn't sorry, as I enjoy this kind of book and this one was worth 99p
. The spelling and grammar are good and the book flowed quite well, taking the author from one area to another as she relieved other nurses and just got to know patients before she was off again. I found the training quite short (3 months) in comparison to my own ( a year) but smiled at the memory of making paper bags and boiling syringes and instruments. Disposables came in earlier in Scotland than England unless the author's memory is out a bit or she compresses several years district nursing into one year.
I've bought another book by this author with a degree of trepidation as it doesn't have as many good reviews, but I'll make up my own mind. Recommended as a light read.