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Call Nurse Millie by Jean Fullerton
  

Call Nurse Millie

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Post-war East End London is brought vividly to life in this heart-warming tale full of unforgettable characters and moving personal stories. 1945 and the war is over but the hardship district nurse Millie Sullivan sees on a daily basis remains - made more bearable mainly by the support of her fellow nurses and the close knit community. We follow Nurse Millie and the local community as they rebuild their lives and look forward to a better future.

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Synopsis

Call Nurse Millie by Jean Fullerton

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.

Reviews

Charming and full of detail about the work of a nurse in 1940s London, you will ride emotional highs and lows with each new birth and death. Beautifully written with some sharp dialogue * THE LADY * Warmth, humour and characters readers care about, are Fullerton's hallmarks. * PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH * ...the characters are well rounded, the period and political details evoke nostalgia, and the patient's stories are convincingly and vividly told... The writing shines off the page and begs for a sequel * Historical Novel Society * A delightful, well researched story that really does depict nursing and the living conditions in the East End at the end of the war -- Lesley Pearce


About the Author

Jean Fullerton

Jean Fullerton is a native Londoner and was born in the East End within the sound of Bow Bells. Until she was five her family lived in Wapping, alongside the Thames, and then moved to Stepney. She is a trained nurse and teaches healthcare and nursing. No Cure for Love won the 2006 bi-annual Harry Bowling Prize for a novel set in London and written by an unpublished author. Jean's husband is a Church of England vicar, and his parish includes the site of the 2012 Olympic Games. She has three daughters.

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Publication date

23rd May 2013

Author

Jean Fullerton

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Family Drama
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9781409137405

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