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  • A Nurse in Timeby Evelyn Prentis

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    'It must be stressed from the start that I was not a born nurse. Not every girl is. Not every nurse is either, however wholeheartedly she may throw herself into the project once she gets going. Born nurses can be easily recognised. They have a little something the others haven't got which never seems to desert them however desperate the circumstances... more...

  • A Nurse in Actionby Evelyn Prentis

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    'We were quickly learning to live with war. We became very proficient at moving the patients who could walk quickly to the shelters when the sirens went. We were equally proficient at talking those who couldn't walk into believing that they would be safe where they were. Some believed us, others didn't.' Surprising Matron as well as herself,... more...

  • A Nurse and Motherby Evelyn Prentis

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.27

    'Matron smiled. It was the smile that one woman gives to another and not the chilly facial movement from Matrons of old. "Do you think you would be able to work 9 to 3.30?" For a moment I couldn't think at all. There seemed something not quite right in being paid for so little labour.' At the end of the Second World War, as husbands came back... more...

  • Evelyn Prentis Bundle: A Nurse in Time/A Nurse in Actionby Evelyn Prentis

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.86

    Desperate circumstances were something Evelyn Prentis had to get very used to when she began her life as a nurse. It was in 1934 that Evelyn left home for the first time to enrol as a trainee at a busy Nottingham hospital in the hope of £25 a year. A Nurse in Time is Evelyn's affectionate and funny account of those days of dedication and hardship,... more...

  • Matron at Lastby Evelyn Prentis

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.86

    'When do you have a bath?' I asked Mrs Turgoose. 'I hope you're not suggesting that I don't look after meself properly,' she said crossly. 'There was a woman who used to use it, but that was because she was a bit stuck up. She soon went off the idea when it started to get cold.' After working as a nurse for thirty years, Evelyn left the hospital... more...

  • Matron in Chargeby Evelyn Prentis

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 18.32

    'She should never have kept the business going after her husband died. Running a betting shop is no job for a woman. Especially when she's got bad legs.' After a short stay at hospital herself, Evelyn Prentis wondered what was in store for her when she returned to work. From the door-slamming Miss Cromwell to Mrs Silver's shoplifting and Mrs May... more...

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