As bombs begin to fall, her strength will be tested...
A newly qualified nurse, Theda Wearmouth is delighted to gain a place at Newcastle Hospital.
Theda Wearmouth is named after her mother's favourite silent movie star but that is the last vestige of glamour to touch her life. The thirties are lean years for a family dependent on the Durham coalmines. Theda is determined to become a nurse as a means of escape.When the war breaks out, Theda's skills are put to good use in a Children's Ward. But then, out of the blue, she is posted to a special unit of the hospital dealing with German and Italian prisoners of war. Having lost her fiance in the early days of the conflict, she doesn't believe she can rise to this new challenge. However, she then meets Major Ken Collins, a surgeon invalided out of the Army Medical Corps who helps her see the enemy though different eyes...
As bombs begin to fall, her strength will be tested... A newly qualified nurse, Theda Wearmouth is delighted to gain a place at Newcastle Hospital. But the onset of war brings tragedy when her young soldier boyfriend is killed in action before he can make good on his promise to marry her. Broken-hearted, Theda finds herself re-assigned to a special unit of the hospital dealing with German prisoners of war. Her duty is clear. But will she be able to cope with nursing the very men her fianc died fighting...' From the bestselling author of The Miner's Girl and An Orphan's Secret
Maggie Hope was born and raised in County Durham. She worked as a nurse for many years , before giving up her career to raise her family.
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"Watch out Catherine Cookson"
A Wartime Nurse is an evocative and compelling saga, set in a period that continues to fascinate readers
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