Call Nurse Millie by Jean Fullerton book launch and review

Call Nurse MillieCall Nurse Millie by Jean Fullerton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was lucky enough to be able to read a pre-published copy sent to me by Jean; 1945 and fresh out of the war torn years, we follow Millie a qualified District Nurse and mid wife while she takes her skills on to the streets of East End London, where rationing still exits, people pay for health care and friends and neighbours rally round when it really counts. If you love post war British history when everyone is recovering and getting themselves back on their feet and the way a community pulls together in times of strife, mixed with a little romance, then this is a book for you.
Jean will be taking part in an interview on Tuesday 21st May on BBC Radio Essex at 2.20pm combined with an on-line launch on the 22rd. She is also running a giveaway on Goodreads…

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“C” on the AtoZ Challenge

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 and I am also being her host on The Very British Blog Tour 2013. 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.

Product Details

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.

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