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Nurse On Call

Author:

Edith Cotterill

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Training in a hospital in the 1930s, Edith Cotterill's long hours on the wards included encouraging leeches to attach to patients (a task much harder than you might think) and the disposal in the furnace of amputated limbs. Although hospital life did have its compensations - it was there during the war that she met an injured sailor who was to become her husband. After the birth of her two daughters, Edith returned to work in the 1950s as a district nurse. Whether she was ridding ageing spinsters of fleas or dishing out penicillin and enemas, Edith always approached even the most belligerent of patients with humour, compassion and warmth.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780753195963

Published:

01-01-2011

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Nurse On Call

Author:

Edith Cotterill

Synopsis:

Training in a hospital in the 1930s, Edith Cotterill's long hours on the wards included encouraging leeches to attach to patients (a task much harder than you might think) and the disposal in the furnace of amputated limbs. Although hospital life did have its compensations - it was there during the war that she met an injured sailor who was to become her husband. After the birth of her two daughters, Edith returned to work in the 1950s as a district nurse. Whether she was ridding ageing spinsters of fleas or dishing out penicillin and enemas, Edith always approached even the most belligerent of patients with humour, compassion and warmth.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780753195970

Published:

01-11-2011

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Hackney Child

Author:

Hope Daniels/Morag Livingstone

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1983: The Daniels children live in desperate poverty, barely nourished, and neglected by their alcoholic parents - until the day nine-year-old Hope walks into Stoke Newington Police Station with her two younger brothers, and asks for them all to be taken into care... This is Hope's story of physical and emotional survival - and the lifeline given to her by the support of professionals working in the care system. Her experiences make essential reading, showing how, with the right help, the least fortunate children have the potential not only to recover, but to thrive.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444823288

Published:

01-03-2015

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Is There Life Outside The Box?

Author:

Peter Davison

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Peter Davison became a national treasure for having his arm up a cow in his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small. Then in 1981 he secured his place in science fiction history by becoming the fifth Doctor Who. The Time Lord connection continued with the marriage of his daughter Georgia to Doctor Who number ten, David Tennant. Davison has starred in countless television series over the last 42 years including Love For Lydia; A Very Peculiar Practice; At Home With The Braithwaites and The Last Detective. This autobiography reveals life inside the box.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780750545181

Published:

01-12-2017

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Pigs In Clover

Author:

Simon Dawson

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A drunken misunderstanding changes Simon's life forever. Along with his wife and Great Dane, he moves to the wilds of Devon and takes up the challenge of leaving city life behind. Suddenly surrounded by pigs, chickens, goats and geese, it becomes a journey full of surprises - some funny, some tragic - leading Simon to question Mother Nature, himself, the food he eats, and his place in it all. Whether chasing turkeys, musing over life with the General (the resident alpha pig) or getting knee-deep in mud and mess, Simon learns what it takes to truly survive self-sufficiency and enjoy a slice of the good life.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785411441

Published:

01-02-2016

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Pigs In Clover

Author:

Simon Dawson

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A drunken misunderstanding changes Simon's life forever. Along with his wife and Great Dane, he moves to the wilds of Devon and takes up the challenge of leaving city life behind. Suddenly surrounded by pigs, chickens, goats and geese, it becomes a journey full of surprises - some funny, some tragic - leading Simon to question Mother Nature, himself, the food he eats, and his place in it all. Whether chasing turkeys, musing over life with the General (the resident alpha pig) or getting knee-deep in mud and mess, Simon learns what it takes to truly survive self-sufficiency and enjoy a slice of the good life.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785411502

Published:

01-02-2017

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The Sty's The Limit

Author:

Simon Dawson

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Years ago, after a drunken misunderstanding, Simon Dawson gave up his job in the city, moved to the wilds of Exmoor and became an accidental self-sufficient smallholder surrounded by animals. But now his life is changing all over again: horror of horrors, he's getting older. Enlisting a cast of best friends - including Ziggy, a panicked soon-to-be father; Garth, an annoying teenager; and the General, a rather handsome pig - to work through their age-related angsts, a plan is hatched to help each other mature (or immature). Hilarity and heartfelt discoveries ensue - all with a fair dose of pigs, chickens, goats and animal madness along the way.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785411571

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01-03-2016

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The Sty's The Limit

Author:

Simon Dawson

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Years ago, after a drunken misunderstanding, Simon Dawson gave up his job in the city, moved to the wilds of Exmoor and became an accidental self-sufficient smallholder surrounded by animals. But now his life is changing all over again: horror of horrors, he's getting older. Enlisting a cast of best friends - including Ziggy, a panicked soon-to-be father; Garth, an annoying teenager; and the General, a rather handsome pig - to work through their age-related angsts, a plan is hatched to help each other mature (or immature). Hilarity and heartfelt discoveries ensue - all with a fair dose of pigs, chickens, goats and animal madness along the way.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785411632

Published:

01-03-2017

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Hope In A Ballet Shoe

Author:

Michaela DePrince/Elaine DePrince

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In Sierra Leone, Mabinty Bangura - 'a girl with skin like the leopard'- is cherished and educated by her parents. Then the civil war rips her family apart: her father is murdered by rebels, and her mother sickens and dies. At just four years old, she is sent to an orphanage, where daily life can be harsh, and the violence outside presses ever closer. But one day, the Harmattan winds blow a magazine against the gates - its cover photograph showing a beautiful ballerina. Mabinty declares that, someday, she will dance like this lady, and be as happy...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444828658

Published:

01-06-2016

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Around The Village Green

Author:

Dot May Dunn

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It's 1939 and little Dot May Dunn is playing with her brothers in their quiet Derbyshire village. The grown-ups' talk of war means little to Dot, but village life is starting to change. When a prisoner of war camp is built close to Dot's village, and a Yankee base is stationed nearby, Dot makes friends with the most unlikely of soldiers. But her friendships are threatened when telegrams start to arrive in the village and the real impact of war bears heavily on this close-knit mining community. Dot's childhood memoir shares the universals of innocence, love, loss and friendships.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781445099682

Published:

01-02-2015

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Around The Village Green

Author:

Dot May Dunn

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It's 1939 and little Dot May Dunn is playing with her brothers in their quiet Derbyshire village. The grown-ups' talk of war means little to Dot, but village life is starting to change. When a prisoner of war camp is built close to Dot's village, and a Yankee base is stationed nearby, Dot makes friends with the most unlikely of soldiers. But her friendships are threatened when telegrams start to arrive in the village and the real impact of war bears heavily on this close-knit mining community. Dot's childhood memoir shares the universals of innocence, love, loss and friendships.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781445099699

Published:

01-02-2016

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Christmas Around The Village Green

Author:

Dot May Dunn

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Derbyshire, 1940s: Christmas is different for little Dot May Dunn and her fellow villagers these days. The paper garlands are red, white and blue, though Father Christmas still comes, carols are sung, and families are relieved to be together. As the seasons change and war still rages, Dot must adjust to holidays, village fetes and school life under its shadow. She understands very little of the terrible events in the adult world; but as the village comes face to face with their effects, the real impact bears heavily on this close-knit mining community.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785412592

Published:

01-09-2016

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