Fetch Nurse Connie is historical fiction set in the East End of London 1945. If you love war dramas and are fascinated by how the ordinary people coped then this is for you.
Connie Byrne is a Queen’s Nurse, midwife and District nurse for St George & St Dunstan Nursing Association. We join her as the end of WW2 is announced and London begins to celebrate and welcome home it’s menfolk from the fighting.
Through-out the war Connie and the other nurses kept the people of London, patched up, delivered babies, held clinics and dispensed much needed care and attention. They’ve worked through rationing, black-outs and bombing and they are set to keep London working as it begins the big clear up.
Connie can’t wait for fiancé Charlie Ross to return home, she hasn’t had a letter for several years, but she’s counting down the days until she sees him again. She has the church booked, the dress all made and the wedding planned, all she needs is her man.
Post-war changes and shortages of nurses in the health service mean than nurses no longer have to leave their positions once married. This is a relief to Connie and her friend Millie who are warn out dealing with the demands of their patch, their Superintendent and their personal lives.
This book is set in the same time period as “Call Nurse Millie” also written by Jean Fullerton and I have enjoyed both of the books. The nursing side is fascinating and I do like looking through the window into the past lives of those thrown together by the war and by circumstances beyond their control.
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