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Publisher's Summary

It is 1953, and five girls are arriving to start their training at St Angelus Hospital. Dana has escaped from her family farm in Ireland. Victoria is running away from an aristocratic background. Beth is an army brat and throws her lot in with bitchy Celia Forsyth, and Pammy has come from the wrong side of the tracks.
When an unknown girl is admitted after a botched backstreet abortion, a tragedy begins to unfold which will rock the world of St Angelus to its foundations.
©2016 Nadine Dorries (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd
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"As heart-warming as it is heart-breaking, this novel is unputdownable." ( The Sunday Express)
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3 out of 5 stars
By RueRue on 10-26-16

Nurses soap opera

There are several appealing characters, but they are burdened with a truely soap opera-worthy plot. I wish the author had focused on the nurses training and interaction with patients, rather than the romantic entanglements. Narrator was fabulous !

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By TopKnot Librarian on 09-19-17

Nice historical fiction.

Sweet story. Make sure you keep a notebook handy for all of the characters. after a while, you get to know them.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sandra on 04-07-17

nursing

wonderful story giving an insight into the world of nursing in bygone days. the narraitor was excellent and helped me to picture each and every person

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Vic on 12-14-16

Lovely book

A gripping story you just can't stop listening to. Will definitely be listening to other books by this author

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3 out of 5 stars
By Emma on 03-06-17

Enjoyable

Brought back memories of student nursing days in the 60's
It was a little disjointed in parts but enjoyable for a light read.
Old nurses would appreciate it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sandra on 01-15-17

Delightful

An insightful and delightful deep dive into post war London and the lives of a handful of hopefuls learning to become nurses.

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