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The Nightingale Girls | [Donna Douglas]

The Nightingale Girls

Three very different girls sign up as trainee nurses at a big London teaching hospital in 1934. Dora leaves her overcrowded, squalid working-class home for a better life. But has she got what it takes to keep up with other, better-educated girls? And will her hated stepfather ever let her go? Helen is born for the job; her brother is a doctor, her all-powerful mother a hospital trustee. But will Helen’s secret misery be her downfall? An aristocratic rebel, Millie’s carefree attitude will find her up in front of Matron again and again. Will she ever care enough to make a nurse? Or will she go back to the glamorous life she was born to?
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Three very different girls sign up as trainee nurses at a big London teaching hospital in 1934. Dora leaves her overcrowded, squalid working-class home for a better life. But has she got what it takes to keep up with other, better-educated girls? And will her hated stepfather ever let her go? Helen is born for the job; her brother is a doctor, her all-powerful mother a hospital trustee. But will Helen’s secret misery be her downfall? An aristocratic rebel, Millie’s carefree attitude will find her up in front of Matron again and again. Will she ever care enough to make a nurse? Or will she go back to the glamorous life she was born to? What have they let themselves in for?

©2012 Donna Douglas (P)2013 Soundings

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    2/11/14
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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about The Nightingale Girls?

    It was just a glorified love story under the banner of a hospital setting


    What could Donna Douglas have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made it more about the experiences of nursing and hospital life


    What does Penelope Freeman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    None really - it was just that she did the accents well and her voice was the only thing that kept me listening


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No - worst book I have had from audible


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