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Blue Lights and Long Nights by Les Pringle
  

Blue Lights and Long Nights

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The memoir of an ambulance driver in the 70s, full of anecdotes, some funny, some poignant, some tragic and some containing an awful lot of blood. It’s about an ordinary bloke doing extraordinary things and relating it to us with great humility.

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Synopsis

Blue Lights and Long Nights by Les Pringle

Card-playing corpses, unfaithful husbands and 'flying' ladies - life as an ambulance driver in the 1970s was certainly varied ...At the age of twenty-three, Les Pringle decided to escape from office life, broaden his horizons and become an ambulance driver. Little did he realize how broad those horizons would turn out to be. Filled with warmth and humour, Blue Lights and Long Nights takes us back to a time when lonely old ladies could call 999 and have a cup of tea waiting when the drivers turned up for a chat; when learning to drive the ambulance meant going out for one test drive and managing not to hit a pedestrian; and, every day brought a glimpse into other people's lives. Gripping, poignant and darkly funny, Blue Lights and Long Nights is an affectionate, warm-hearted look at a world gone by.

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A great read. I loved every page -- Jack Sheffield It's the most wonderfully written book... I do recommend Blue Lights and Long Nights, I really do -- Libby Purves, Midweek, Radio 4 His fascinating insight will make you laugh [and] cry... Yours Les
writing is so good that, even though I know the material inside out, I was still drawn to read more

- he's a very engaging a writer... I cannot recommend it enough -- Tom Reynolds, Author Of Blood, Sweat And Tea


About the Author

Les Pringle is the author of the much-loved first memoir of his ambulance-driver days, Blue Lights and Long Nights. He joined Birmingham's Metropolitan Ambulance Service in the seventies for little more reason than it seemed a good idea at the time. That good idea led to three, unbroken decades of round the clock emergency work. He is the holder of the Queen's Medal for Long and Exemplary Service. He has two children and still lives in Birmingham with his wife, Marie-Madeleine.

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Publication date

21st January 2010

Author

Les Pringle

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
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ISBN

9780552158527

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