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No Time for Romance

Lucilla Andrews

Helen Parry, Nurse Practitioner

Reason you chose this book

A book I read first as a Student Nurse,which I still find inspiring 40 years on. The author celebrates what compassionate,empathetic care is and how we can all make a difference in our every action and interaction.


The first page of this book sets a dramatic scene,as it begins during an air raid during the second world war. The author then recounts how despite planning to be a writer,she ends up doing her nurse training at St Thomas Hospital, London. Her career included Midwifery, working in a Nursery and as the Sister in a pie factory, before she began 'Private Nursing' at night while she brought up her daughter. Her compassion,,understanding and love of humanity shine through all her experiences. An uplifting book about an excellent nurse who also achieved her ambition to write.

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