Sarah Beeson - Author

About the Author

In 1969, 17-year-old Sarah arrived in Hackney in the East End of London to begin her nursing career. Six years later she went into health visiting, practising for over 35 years in Kent and Staffordshire, and building up a lifetime's expertise and stories through working with babies and families. In 1998 Sarah received the Queen's Institute for Nursing Award and in 2006 was awarded an MBE for Services to Children and Families by Queen Elizabeth II. She later married and became Sarah Beeson. Now she divides her time between Staffordshire and London.

Featured books by Sarah Beeson

The New Arrival The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

The New Arrival The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

Author: Sarah Beeson Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

'I hadn't been in Hackney for 24 hours but I knew that the way I saw life and people had changed forever. There was such goodness here but there was a sadness I had never imagined before, and it wasn't even lunchtime yet ...' On a hot summer's day in 1969, fresh-faced 17 year old Nurse Sarah Hill arrives at Hackney General Hospital in London's East End. Battered suitcase in hand, she takes eager steps in her white calf-length Mary Quant boots towards the towering sandy-grey building of the Nurses' Home. Looking up at the rows and rows of little windows, full of nervous excitement, she couldn't have guessed just what she was getting herself into ...It's the end of the swinging sixties, Britain is changing and the everyday life of the nurses and patients plays out against a backdrop of a failing government, strikes, immigration and women's lib. Nurse Sarah Hill, together with her companions; the serious minded, politicised Maddox, the quick witted Lynch, who falls in love with an upper crust young doctor, golden girl Nursery Nurse Appleton, and ex-musical hall star turned midwife Wade are thrown in straight at the deep end, working long hours with few days off under the watchful eye of the stern matron. More than just a hospital, Hackney General was part of the community just as much as the Adam & Eve pub the staff frequent. A place where the poorly children of Hackney were nursed to health, a place where young nurses would discover just want they wanted from life, fall in love with shy photographers and grow into women. But it's not all smooth sailing in Hackney: for every baby that goes home to its loving family another is abandoned, unloved, or never gets to go home at all. Funny, warm and deeply moving, Sarah Beeson's poignant memoir captures both the heartache and happiness of hospital life and 1970s London through the eyes of a gentle but determined young nurse.

Other books by Sarah Beeson

Our Country Nurse

Our Country Nurse

Author: Sarah Beeson, Amy Beeson Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

All seems tranquil as newly qualified Health Visitor Sarah motors into a small Kentish hilltop village in her new green mini. She's barely out of the car when she's called to assist the midwife with a bride who's gone into labour in the middle of her own wedding reception. And so her adventures begin... As a health visitor Nurse Sarah is as green as grass but she puts her best foot into wellies and braves the mad dogs, killer ganders and muddy tracks of the farming community. Despite set-backs young Sarah is determined to help the mums she meets, from struggling young mothers in unmodernised farmhouses, to doyennes of the county dinner party set who slave over stuffed olive hors-d'oeuvres. Village life in 1970s isn't always quite the Good Life Sarah's been expecting; her attempts at self-sufficiency and cider making lead to drunk badgers and spirited house parties - but will it be the clergyman, the vet or the young doctor that win Sarah's heart. During her first year in Kent, Nurse Sarah Hill get stuck in - reuniting families and helping mums in the midst of community full of ancient feuds, funny little ways and just a bit of magic.

Our Country Nurse Can East End Nurse Sarah Find a New Life Caring for Babies in the Country?

Our Country Nurse Can East End Nurse Sarah Find a New Life Caring for Babies in the Country?

Author: Sarah Beeson, Amy Beeson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2016

All seems tranquil as newly qualified Health Visitor Sarah motors into a small Kentish hilltop village in her new green mini. She's barely out of the car when she's called to assist the midwife with a bride who's gone into labour in the middle of her own wedding reception. And so her adventures begin... As a health visitor Nurse Sarah is as green as grass but she puts her best foot into wellies and braves the mad dogs, killer ganders and muddy tracks of the farming community. Despite set-backs young Sarah is determined to help the mums she meets, from struggling young mothers in unmodernised farmhouses, to doyennes of the county dinner party set who slave over stuffed olive hors-d'oeuvres. Village life in 1970s isn't always quite the Good Life Sarah's been expecting; her attempts at self-sufficiency and cider making lead to drunk badgers and spirited house parties - but will it be the clergyman, the vet or the young doctor that win Sarah's heart. During her first year in Kent, Nurse Sarah Hill get stuck in - reuniting families and helping mums in the midst of community full of ancient feuds, funny little ways and just a bit of magic.

Happy Baby, Happy Family

Happy Baby, Happy Family

Author: Sarah Beeson Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

Answers to the questions real mum and dads have during the first year. There isn't one perfect way of parenting: every single baby and family is unique. Feeling confident, authentic and positive about your role as a parent is key to building a loving relationship. This book helps you find your parenting style so you can be the parent you want to be. Written by Sarah Beeson MBE, who has over 40 years hands-on experience of working as a health visitor, this book is full of the author's secrets and tried and tested strategies on breastfeeding, sleeping, weaning, calming your baby and forming a secure attachment. Nurturing, practical and refreshingly honest, this book embraces the idea that one-size parenting doesn't fit all, but with Sarah Beeson's book to hand you have a best friend with great advice and a gentle approach to guide you through the first.

Happy Baby, Happy Family Learning to Trust Yourself and Enjoy Your Baby

Happy Baby, Happy Family Learning to Trust Yourself and Enjoy Your Baby

Author: Sarah Beeson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2015

Answers to the questions real mum and dads have during the first year. There isn't one perfect way of parenting: every single baby and family is unique. Feeling confident, authentic and positive about your role as a parent is key to building a loving relationship. This book helps you find your parenting style so you can be the parent you want to be. Written by Sarah Beeson MBE, who has over 40 years hands-on experience of working as a health visitor, this book is full of the author's secrets and tried and tested strategies on breastfeeding, sleeping, weaning, calming your baby and forming a secure attachment. Nurturing, practical and refreshingly honest, this book embraces the idea that one-size parenting doesn't fit all, but with Sarah Beeson's book to hand you have a best friend with great advice and a gentle approach to guide you through the first.

New Arrival: Part 3 of 3: The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

New Arrival: Part 3 of 3: The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

Author: Sarah Beeson Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

The New Arrival can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 3 of 3 (Chapters 22-30 of 30).You can read Part 3 on release of the full-length eBook and paperback.Sarah completes her training, and, inspired by her experiences with a Health Visitor, she begins to realise that she may have found her passion...More than just a hospital, Hackney General was part of the community just as much as the Adam & Eve pub the staff frequent. A place where the poorly children of Hackney were nursed to health, a place where young nurses would discover just want they wanted from life, fall in love with shy photographers and grow into women. But it's not all smooth sailing in Hackney: for every baby that goes home to its loving family another is abandoned, unloved, or never gets to go home at all.Funny, warm and deeply moving, Sarah Beeson's poignant memoir captures both the heartache and happiness of hospital life and 1970s London through the eyes of a gentle but determined young nurse.

The New Arrival The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

The New Arrival The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

Author: Sarah Beeson Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

'I hadn't been in Hackney for 24 hours but I knew that the way I saw life and people had changed forever. There was such goodness here but there was a sadness I had never imagined before, and it wasn't even lunchtime yet ...' On a hot summer's day in 1969, fresh-faced 17 year old Nurse Sarah Hill arrives at Hackney General Hospital in London's East End. Battered suitcase in hand, she takes eager steps in her white calf-length Mary Quant boots towards the towering sandy-grey building of the Nurses' Home. Looking up at the rows and rows of little windows, full of nervous excitement, she couldn't have guessed just what she was getting herself into ...It's the end of the swinging sixties, Britain is changing and the everyday life of the nurses and patients plays out against a backdrop of a failing government, strikes, immigration and women's lib. Nurse Sarah Hill, together with her companions; the serious minded, politicised Maddox, the quick witted Lynch, who falls in love with an upper crust young doctor, golden girl Nursery Nurse Appleton, and ex-musical hall star turned midwife Wade are thrown in straight at the deep end, working long hours with few days off under the watchful eye of the stern matron. More than just a hospital, Hackney General was part of the community just as much as the Adam & Eve pub the staff frequent. A place where the poorly children of Hackney were nursed to health, a place where young nurses would discover just want they wanted from life, fall in love with shy photographers and grow into women. But it's not all smooth sailing in Hackney: for every baby that goes home to its loving family another is abandoned, unloved, or never gets to go home at all. Funny, warm and deeply moving, Sarah Beeson's poignant memoir captures both the heartache and happiness of hospital life and 1970s London through the eyes of a gentle but determined young nurse.

New Arrival: Part 2 of 3: The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

New Arrival: Part 2 of 3: The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

Author: Sarah Beeson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2014

The New Arrival can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 2 of 3 (Chapters 10-21 of 30).You can read Part 2 one week ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.Sarah completes her preliminary nurse training, and finds her feet with staff and patients alike, under the watchful eye of the stern matron.It's the end of the swinging sixties, Britain is changing and the everyday life of the nurses and patients plays out against a backdrop of a failing government, strikes, immigration and women's lib. Nurse Sarah Hill, together with her companions - the serious minded, politicised Maddox, the quick-witted Lynch, who falls in love with an upper-crust young doctor, golden girl Nursery Nurse Appleton, and ex-musical hall star turned midwife Wade - is thrown in straight at the deep end.Funny, warm and deeply moving, Sarah Beeson's poignant memoir captures both the heartache and happiness of hospital life and 1970s London through the eyes of a gentle but determined young nurse.

New Arrival: Part 1 of 3: The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

New Arrival: Part 1 of 3: The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

Author: Sarah Beeson Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2014

The New Arrival can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 1 of 3 (Chapters 1-9 of 30).You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.17-year-old Sarah Hill leaves behind her home in Wales and enrols at Hackney General Hospital, where she is due to start her training.Looking up at the rows and rows of little windows, there was no way Sarah could have guessed just what she was getting herself into...More than just a hospital, Hackney General was part of the community, just as much as the Adam & Eve pub the staff frequent. A place where the poorly children of Hackney were nursed to health, a place where young nurses would discover just want they wanted from life, fall in love with shy photographers and grow into women. But it's not all smooth sailing in Hackney: for every baby that goes home to its loving family another is abandoned, unloved, or never gets to go home at all.Funny, warm and deeply moving, Sarah Beeson's poignant memoir captures both the heartache and happiness of hospital life and 1970s London through the eyes of a gentle but determined young nurse.

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