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Award-winning novelist Maggie Groff shares stories of her richly varied and at times unusual former nursing career.
'Over time, I nursed victims of war, the posh, the poor, the famous and the infamous.... Oh, the stories I can tell!'
To a young girl, the life of a student nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it's never easy. So when Maggie Groff embarks as a student nurse at London's King's College Hospital, she must quickly get to grips with the demands of her chosen career. It's sink or swim.
In a delightful romp through time, played out against the march of feminism and the fashion, music and movies of almost half a century ago, we follow Maggie's highs and lows as, with trial and much error, she becomes a highly skilled nurse and sets sail for a new life in Australia.
From the watchful gaze of stern ward sisters and the ordeals of nursing at a poor housing estate to becoming an industrial nurse at the iconic Sydney Opera House, Maggie shares her stories of mistakes and mayhem, tea and sympathy and the life-affirming moments that make it all worthwhile.
©2017 Maggie Groff (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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By SusieB on 09-28-17

Great memories of London nurse training in the 1970's

This book brought back such wonderful memories of my own student nursing career and 1970's London
The parallels with my own story were amazing, I laughed and cried thank you so much for sharing
I will return to listen again I know

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