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  • Title: Not Your Average Nurse: From 1970s London to Outback Australia, the True Story of an Unlikely Girl and an Extraordinary Career
  • Author: Maggie Groff
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  • Page: 318
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  • To a young girl the life of a student nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it s never easy So when Maggie Groff embarks as a student nurse at London s King s College Hospital she must quickly get to grips with the demands of her chosen career It s sink or swim.In a delightful romp through time, played out against the march of feminism and the fashiTo a young girl the life of a student nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it s never easy So when Maggie Groff embarks as a student nurse at London s King s College Hospital she must quickly get to grips with the demands of her chosen career It s sink or swim.In a delightful romp through time, played out against the march of feminism and the fashion, music and movies of almost half a century ago, we follow Maggie s highs and lows as with trial and much error she becomes a highly skilled nurse and sets sail for a new life in Australia.From the watchful gaze of stern ward sisters and the ordeals of nursing at a poor housing estate to becoming an industrial nurse at the iconic Sydney Opera House, Maggie shares her stories of mistakes and mayhem, tea and sympathy, and the life affirming moments that make it all worthwhile.
    Maggie Groff
    Maggie Groff is a multi award winning novelist, columnist and non fiction writer living and working in Australia She is the author of two non fiction books the best selling Mothers Behaving Badly 1999 which showcased her hilarious experiences as a mother, and Hoax Cuisine 2001 which garnered a loyal following and led to a regular column in Fairfax weekend newspapers Her first novel Mad Men, Bad Girls originally titled Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute was published in 2012 and received rave reviews It was nominated for the Ned Kelly Award and went on to win both Australian Sisters in Crime 13th Davitt Awards for crime fiction Best First Fiction and Best Adult Novel Her second novel Good News, Bad News was also published to high acclaim and voted one of the top fifty books you can t put down in the 2013 Australian Get Reading Campaign Both novels have been published internationally.Maggie s latest book Not Your Average Nurse is a memoir of her richly varied career working as a nurse at some of the world s most iconic locations Publication date is May 2017 in the UK and Australia.

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    Commentaires:

    Joanna Park
    4.5 stars. Review part of blogtour. This review can also be found at: overtherainbowbookblog.wordprMaggie is 17 when she decides to abandon her A-levels and pursue a career in nursing. Moving to London Maggie soon falls in love with the city, and after making new friends enjoys the social life the city offers. Although initially finding nursing difficult, Maggie works hard and, despite her tutors reservations, passes her nursing exams. Not Your Average Nurse follows Maggie through her nursing tr [...]

    Eva
    When I was offered the chance to be on the blog tour for Maggie Groff’s Not Your Average Nurse, I was slightly hesitant. I don’t normally read memoirs, autobiographies, true stories, whatever they’re called. I tend to find them stuffy or some kind of promotional tool for those who think they’ve accomplished I-don’t-know-what when really, most of the time they are just lucky to have been born pretty.However, in the spirit of this whole broadening my horizon journey I’ve embarked on, I [...]

    The Book Review Café
    I’m not a huge fan of biographies but I found Not Your average Nurse to be an absorbing and thoroughly enjoyable read. The author Maggie Groff enrolled as a student nurse at London’s King’s College Hospital in the 1970’s, rebellious from the start, you can’t help wondering if the authors choose the right career, it was obvious from the opening chapter she hadn’t put much thought into her career choice and it’s not long before the long hours, regulations and the constant cleaning ma [...]

    Kelly
    I always have the attitude that I try not to judge a book by its cover. But when I saw the title included ‘Nurse’ I was a little nervous. I am not a fan of medical dramas on tv. I am squeamish so I was worried. I shouldn’t have been. Maggie Groff writes in such a comfortable style. I was happily shocked that the book was so funny. With one-liners that had me laughing out loud. My favourite quote from the book is on page one ‘The god of bright young things has always had a custard tart re [...]

    Linda Collings
    Loved this!!

    Toni Huggins
    I absolutely loved this book. It is a beautiful story of a beautiful soul. I particularly loved learning about life in London in the 70's through the author's eyes. Maggie Groff's telling of memories of her time nursing made me laugh out loud one minute and then cry like baby the next. I am a nurse too and thoroughly recommend this book to those who nurse and those who want a good page turner.

    Imogen
    This book is a wonderfully written memoir covering 1970 to 1985 and has some brilliantly written parts, as one would expect from an award-winning novelist. What I didn't expect was to be whipped away to Switzerland, Australia and Ibiza, and to be shown the differences between hospital nursing, industrial nursing and even elderly nun nursing. All while staying pretty charmingly British and cosy to read.Maggie Groff has had a truly amazing life. She shows the up and the downs of nursing- and life [...]

    Ann-maree
    To a young girl the life of a student nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it’s never easy. So when Maggie Groff defies her parents’ wishes and embarks as a student nurse at London’s King’s College Hospital, she must quickly get to grips with the demands of her chosen career. It’s sink or swim. In this delightful romp through time, played out against the march of feminism and the fashion, music and movies of almost half a century ago, we follow Maggie’s highs a [...]

    Jenny Esots
    I related to so much of this memoir of a nursing life.From the draconian slave labour 'training' of a student nurse.The dragon like matrons and theatre sisters on power play overdrive.Maggie Groff (Johnson) has an engaging style and is able to distill information into a few lines.Here life has been vastly different to mine.But the sisterhood of nursing is what binds us.She has managed to find a variety of different nursing roles that suited her.From Selfridges, a nun's home, the Savoy hotel, the [...]

    SarahBubbalooStitch
    I listened to the audiobook & I adored it. As someone who has experience in healthcare & nursing, this was an incredibly relatable account. It’s quite shocking how the similar the issues were in the 1970’s to now in the 2010’s! With such diverse experience in many countries & a fascinating love of life, Maggie is in such a great place to tell her stories with honesty, candour & passion. Starting in London, she sheds light on being a student nurse & it’s many ups and d [...]

    Judy
    Really enjoyed reading Maggie's descriptions of her early years training to be a nurse in the English public health system. Sometimes rewarding, and at others extremely frustrating, the daily hardships and joys are beautifully portrayed as Maggie single mindedly negotiates the hazards of providing health care. Showing great warmth and humour, her experiences unfold, leading to an unorthodox career in unexpected locations. Actually, this book is quite inspirational.

    Chloe
    What an interesting life Maggie has led! I loved reading about her nursing life - it reminded me of my own - even though we were in totally different decades. (For which I am grateful!) I love how she's written this for her child - what a treasure it must be.

    Gil Cooper
    This was a fantastic read!! I am a RN and could relate to quite a bit of Maggie's experiences but then there were those that only she could have. Always fun and actually hysterical at times. I will continue to read everything Maggie writes as she surely has a way with words.

    Alayne
    A fascinating look at the life of a nurse in the 70s and 80s, this was well written and very entertaining.Maggie Groff sounds like a real character and I thoroughly enjoyed her story. I have learned that she has written other books, so I will be following them up.

    Carly
    A Fantastic true story of how the NHS used to be. It makes you realise how far they have come .

    michelle reilly
    What a laughI loved this book. Being a nurse myself I can relate to Maggie's sense of humour. A thoroughly great read.

    Sarah Johnston
    This book turned out to be far more entertaining tan I expected. Maggie's memoirs are so well told that it didn't feel like an autobiography - easy to read and thoroughly enjoyable.

    Susan
    An interesting read, especially as my nurse training commenced in 1970 also, although here in Australia.

    Adele
    I don’t normally like biographies but Not Your Average Nurse was such an insightful, entertaining book that I am so pleased I have had the pleasure to read.This is a true story based on real life experiences of young Maggie, who at 17 decided she wanted to give up her studying at school and enrol as a Student Nurse. The year is 1970 and the world was still struggling to cope with women in the workplace but Maggie didn’t have dreams of settling down and finding a husband, she had dreams of be [...]

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