Today I bring you the first of three books entered on the challenge by Jean Fullerton. Jean was recently a guest author on my blog http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-j0 and I am also being her host on The Very British Blog Tour 2013.http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-dQ As part of the challenge we are asking everyone to PLEASE leave a comment, thanks.
Call Nurse Millie is the entry for today’s challenge and we begin with an insight from Jean about her inspiration for the book;
Call Nurse Millie is set in post-WW2 East London and features Millie Sullivan a District Nurse and Midwife. Like everyone Millie is full of optimism at the end of hostilities and when she meets Alex Nolan she starts to look forward to a bright future. As a qualified District Nurse I was fascinated by the equipment Millie would have used to nurse her patients. It combines my love of the area in London where I was born and raised with my own profession.
Here is a little more description about the book;
It’s 1945 and, as the troops begin to return home, the inhabitants of London attempt to put their lives back together. For 25-year-old Millie, a qualified nurse and midwife, the jubilation at the end of the war is short-lived as she tends to the needs of the East End community around her. But while Millie witnesses tragedy and brutality in her job, she also finds strength and kindness. And when misfortune befalls her own family, it is the enduring spirit of the community that shows Millie that even the toughest of circumstances can be overcome.
Through Millie’s eyes, we see the harsh realities and unexpected joys in the lives of the patients she treats, as well as the camaraderie that is forged with the fellow nurses that she lives with. Filled with unforgettable characters and moving personal stories, this vividly brings to life the colourful world of a post-war East London.
Buy Call Nurse Millie on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Call-Nurse-Millie-ebook/dp/
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