The Nightingale Girls
Three very different girls sign up as student nurses in 1936, while England is still mourning the death of George V. Dora is a tough East Ender, driven by ambition, but also desperate to escape her squalid, overcrowded home and her abusive stepfather. Helen is the quiet one, a mystery to her... show more
Three very different girls sign up as student nurses in 1936, while England is still mourning the death of George V. Dora is a tough East Ender, driven by ambition, but also desperate to escape her squalid, overcrowded home and her abusive stepfather. Helen is the quiet one, a mystery to her fellow nurses, avoiding fun, gossip and the limelight. In fact she is in the formidable shadow of her overbearing mother, who dominates every aspect of her life. Can a nursing career free Helen at last? The third of our heroines is naughty, rebellious Millie an aristocrat on the run from her conventional upper class life. She is doomed to clash over and over again with terrifying Sister Hyde and to get into scrape after scrape especially where men are concerned. This utterly delightful novel brings a London pre-war hospital vividly to life.
Publish date: August 16th 2012
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Nightingale Nurses (#1)
I requested The Nightingale Girls because it immediately reminded me of Call The Midwife. Set in London's East End during the 30s it follows three young girls in The Nightingale, a training hospital for nurses. It wasn't for me, unfortunately. I felt too little history and way to much soap opera. Be...
Although there is a lot of romance in the plotlines of this book, but it is definitely in the women's fiction genre. The books were published in the wake of the popularity of Call The Midwife (book and television show), but there is very little nursing since the main characters are in training. Th...
If you loved the PBS series Call the Midwife, these books are perfect for you. The story tells of three girls from vastly different backgrounds training for the honor of being a Nightingale. And make no mistake, back in the 1930’s, it was more about who you were or who your parents knew, that got yo...
This was well written, light and fun. I admit I only wanted to read it because I finished watching Call the Midwife and the Crimson Field and wanted more on Nurses at that time. It certainly was not disappointing, the three main characters were interesting as you slowly got to know them, some real...
I like Call The Midwives on BBC, so when I received a NetGalley email advertising a historical fiction novel that was supposed to be very similar, I decided to take a chance outside my usual time periods and give it a whirl.The Nightingale Girls follows three trainee nurses in 1930s London. There’s...