Hush the Child is Present The Early Life of the Island Nurse This is a story of a confused chaotic and repressive childhood lived in the West Country before during and after WWII As WWII began and rumbled along in the background of her young life MacLeod off

  • Title: Hush! the Child is Present: The Early Life of the Island Nurse
  • Author: Mary J. Macleod
  • ISBN: 9781910021460
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a story of a confused, chaotic and repressive childhood lived in the West Country before, during and after WWII As WWII began and rumbled along in the background of her young life, MacLeod offers a children s perspective of life in wartime Britain Evacuees came and went Her father built an air raid shelter A plane crashed into her village The local school chThis is a story of a confused, chaotic and repressive childhood lived in the West Country before, during and after WWII As WWII began and rumbled along in the background of her young life, MacLeod offers a children s perspective of life in wartime Britain Evacuees came and went Her father built an air raid shelter A plane crashed into her village The local school children collected scrap metal for the war effort Following the death of her mother at a young age, a tenuous relationship with her father and stepmother, and financial difficulties that prevented her achieving her dream of becoming a GP, MacLeod settled for second best From childhood to nursing education, and ultimately State Registration, this is the tale of how The Island Nurse became an adult and began her long and fruitful career.

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    1. Quotable:My mother, whose name was Phyllis, and Mildred were part of the same group. They all had good times together and eventually Daddy and Mummy married. At the time of my mother’s death, Mildred was one of the very few women from that group not already married. And she was 29. In the days of the ‘30s and 40s, almost every woman wanted to marry, have a home and perhaps a family, and if she reached 30 without doing so she was often considered to be ‘on the shelf’.Spinsterhood was some [...]

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