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Bedpans And Bobby Socks

Bedpans And Bobby Socks

Five British Nurses on the American Road Trip of a Lifetime

  • Author: Barbara Fox
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0748122621
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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In my dreams, I was always in some vast landscape on a long, straight road. Driving. Always driving.' Gwenda had always loved the open road, but her home town of Newcastle didn't really offer the sort of adventure she longed for. So, in 1957, with friend and fellow nurse Pat in tow, she left the dismal British winter behind, and embarked on an amazing American adventure. After a year nursing in Cleveland, Gwenda, Pat and three new friends set off on a road trip around North America, driving in a rickety 1949 Ford. What follows is the charming true story of five remarkable young women. Over the course of eighteen months, the girls go to a 4th July rodeo, visit San Francisco and Las Vegas, learn to surf in Hawaii, spot movie stars in Hollywood and celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Wherever they go, the travelling nurses cause a sensation. This is a delightfully nostalgic memoir of friendship and the romance of the open road.

When the War Is Over

When the War Is Over

Far from home, far from family, safe from the war - a true story of two Second World War evacuees

  • Author: Barbara Fox
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0751561401
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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THE TOUCHING TRUE STORY Two young Second World War evacuees Far from home, far from family, safe from the war Gwenda and Douglas Brady were among the millions of British children sent to live with new families for their own safety during the Second World War, leaving behind their parents, their friends and all that felt familiar and safe. Evacuation could be a scary experience, but five-year-old Gwenda and her brother were lucky enough to be housed with a kindly schoolmaster and his wife, and soon the realities of the war felt very far away. WHEN THE WAR IS OVER touchingly tells the story of how Gwenda and Doug found a second family and a loving home in the remote Lake District village of Bampton . . . and how the war touched the lives of everyone, even those far, far away from the big cities. Readers love WHEN THE WAR IS OVER: 'One of the very best books I have ever read without a doubt. A wonderful HEARTWARMING story' 'A RIVETING read' 'All the people really came to life' 'A WONDERFUL record' 'True stories of life and VERY ENTERTAINING' 'NOSTALGIC and ENJOYABLE' 'An intimate record of what it was like as a young child being evacuated in WWII'

Midwife of Borneo

Midwife of Borneo

The True Story of a Geordie Pioneer

  • Author: Wendy Grey Rogerson,Barbara Fox
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • ISBN: 0281080313
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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‘Call the Midwife compellingly transposed from the East End of London to the Borneo rainforest’ Lynne Tembey, Worldwide President of the Mothers’ Union1959. Newcastle nurse Wendy Grey leaves her comfortable life and answers a call from people in Borneo to run a clinic in a place so remote, many there have never before seen a white woman. Until her arrival, medical witchcraft has been the norm. Nevertheless, Wendy quickly gains the trust of the locals, and they begin to flock to her for treatment. And – terrifyingly – when some require emergency surgery, she must also become anaesthetist and surgeon . . . or watch her patients die. From treacherous journeys on land and water to tea parties with the governor; from tussles with snakes and scorpions to Scrabble with nuns; from struggling with illness to suddenly falling in love – this unique glimpse into contrasting sides of a lost colonial world is possible thanks to Wendy’s detailed diaries, written by the light of an oil lamp in her bamboo and palm-leaf house. Meanwhile, back home, churches throughout the UK are praying for the young woman in Borneo. ‘A heart-warming adventure . . . a spellbinding narrative . . . a step into another world.’ Mark Beaumont, adventurer, author and broadcaster

What If?

What If?

Letters and Postcards from C&B

  • Author: Robert Balser,Cima Balser
  • Publisher: Archway Publishing
  • ISBN: 1480850454
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 196
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Bob, a professional animator from Hollywood, and his wife Cima, a would-be writer, decided to take a sabbatical to Europe in 1959. With limited funds and a copy of Arthur Frommers Europe on $5 A Day, they hoped to stretch their adventure to six months. Forty years later, they were still on sabbatical. In this memoir, they draw upon postcards and diary entries to share how they lived out their lives as expatriates in Europe during the second half of the twentieth century, living the dream of a free-spirited life that so many can only long for. Numerous pictures help illustrate the story. They enjoy French onion soup at the Eiffel tower, experience the culture shock of using bidets in water closets, gorge on croissants, try getting used to two-hour lunches, and enjoy meeting fascinating and eccentric people along the way. Take a step back in time with Bob and Cima as they do the unexpected, and dare to ask, What If?

The Board of Trade Journal

The Board of Trade Journal

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Board of Trade Journal

Board of Trade Journal

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  • Category: Commerce
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House Bills [introduced in The] General Assembly

House Bills [introduced in The] General Assembly

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  • Category: Bills, Legislative
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The Publisher

The Publisher

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  • Category: Bibliography
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McCall's

McCall's

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Dressmaking
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