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Bedpans and Bobby Socks: Five British Nurses on the American Road Trip of a Lifetime | [Barbara Fox]

Bedpans and Bobby Socks: Five British Nurses on the American Road Trip of a Lifetime

'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.
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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 18 months, the girls go to a 4th of 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.

©2011 Barbara Fox (P)2011 Hachette Digital

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    Christina Harlingen, TX, United States 10-25-11
    Christina Harlingen, TX, United States 10-25-11 Member Since 2004

    I study native plants, do revegetation projects, edit a newsletter, keep databases for clubs I belong to, and photograph (mostly plants).

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    "What an adventure!"

    Seeing 1950s USA through the eyes of nurses from the UK was an unforgettable experience. These girls had pluck and they were great at making the characters they met come alive thru the written word. I enjoyed Emma Tate's narration and am on my 2nd go at listening to this marvelous tale.

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    "A wonderful story"

    Listening to this book made me wish, on several occasions, that I could head out for an epic road trip! The girls had a fantastic time and met some wonderful characters, and Flatus, their old car, certainly weathered the miles! It is beautifully read by Emma Tate whose warmth and affection for each character is apparent. She manages at least six different accents beautifully, and brings each scenario wonderfully to life. Thoroughly recommended.

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    I would put it in the middle


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    This was an enjoyable journey and the reader made all the characters come to life. I looked the interview with the author at the end I thought that helped to tie everything up.

    I would probably have liked more stuff about life on the wards in american hospitals but on the whole the balance was not to far off perfect.

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