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The Nightingale Girls - Donna Douglas
The Nightingale Girls
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099569350 (0099569353)
ASIN: B008I33YMM
Publisher: Arrow
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Nightingale Nurses (#1)
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Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it
3.0 Review: The Nightingale Girls (The Nightingale Girls #1) by Donna Douglas
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...
lisaslovesbooksofcourse
lisaslovesbooksofcourse rated it
5.0 If You Liked Call the Midwife
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...
What Happens in Books
What Happens in Books rated it
3.5
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...
Ageless Pages Reviews - Danielle
Ageless Pages Reviews - Danielle rated it
3.0 The Nightingale Girls
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...
About Happy Books
About Happy Books rated it
3.0 Ok
I was very excited to read this book, but in the end I was a bit disappointed by the plot. Some things that were used to make the book more dramatic didn't work for me and instead annoyed me. I also thought that the behaviour of some of the charcaters was a bit too naive at times.
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