6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Honest and disarming,
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This review is from: Nurse on Call: The True Story of a 1950's District Nurse (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this book, it's easy to read and brimming with characters from a bygone age. It takes in nurse training and the fear of matron, a young woman's rite of passage reaching adulthood and the dark days of World War 2 and the huge social change thereafter. It is well written but at times lapses into cliche, but it is heartfelt and genuine. I grew to love Edith Cotterill and her family and way past the last page I was willing things to be different for them. This book isn't in the same league as "Call the Midwife", but it is joyous, honest and innocent.