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Viewing Entry - Not your average nurse (S13512)
by Groff, Maggie.

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TitleNot your average nurse : the entertaining true story of a student nurse in 1970s London
Author / Responsible partyGroff, Maggie.
TopicsAutobiography. Immigrants -- Australia -- Anecdotes. Nurses -- Australia -- Anecdotes. Nurses -- England -- Anecdotes.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


'Over time, I nursed victims of war, the posh, the poor, the famous and the infamous ... Oh, the stories I can tell!' 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 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.

Additional Information

System control numberS13512
Original Print PublisherNorth Sydney, NSW : William Heinemann, 2017.
NarratorCatherine Milte.
Narrator NameCatherine Milte.
Participant or performer noteCatherine Milte.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator