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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (129 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Craig Narrator: Jennifer Craig Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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'What is your name?' she asks, staring at me.'Jennifer Ross.' 'Jennifer Ross, Sister. Well, Nurse Ross, you are dressed in the uniform of a nurse from the Leeds General Infirmary. Such a uniform is not worn with a cardigan. Take it off at once.' 'Yes Sister.' I can feel my face turn red. A trainee nurse in the 1950s had a lot to bear.

In Jennifer Craig's enchanting memoir, we meet these warm-hearted yet naïve young girls as they get to grips with strict discipline, long hours and bodily fluids. But we also see the camaraderie that develops in evening study sessions, sneaked trips to the cinema, and mischievous escapades with the young trainee doctors. The harsh conditions prove too much for some girls, but the opportunity to help her patients in their time of need is too much of a pull for Jenny. As she commits to her vocation and knuckles down to her exams, she is determined that when she reaches the heights of Ward Sister herself she will not become the frightening matron that struck fear into her student heart.

Rich in period detail, and told with a good dose of Yorkshire humour, Yes Sister, No Sister is a life-affirming true story of a life long past.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 1/10/2014

    " It was nice to see what being a nurse was like in the 50s. However there wasn't much of a storyline, just a collection of memoirs. I think there are plenty more nurses from that time who have more intresting stories to tell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/15/2013

    " Great book, wonderful detail, and an enjoyable historical read that will stand the test of time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 12/15/2013

    " Set in my local area, this memoir follows Jennifer Craig as she starts training as a nurse and then on into her career. I have been unable to put this book down each time I have read it, loving her wit and humour and the warmth that she uses as she writes about her career. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 12/10/2013

    " An enjoyable read about 1950' nursing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicity | 10/29/2013

    " I liked the honesty of this book. I found it interesting and was eager to read on (so I completed it in one sitting!). An easy read and fascinating to anyone in a health profession like myself to see how times really have changed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Andrews | 10/29/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, took me back years. I love anything like this. I found it light haarted and easy to read. Great after a day at work, good to relax with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yasmin Rofidi | 6/5/2013

    " Love love LOVE this book, I work in the LGI and did most of my training there do can really identity with this book. A dear midwife I know lent me this book and I loved all of it. It helps me feel the history in the hospital I work in. A definite 5 stars from me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 5/6/2013

    " An interesting and believable account of nursing in fifties England. It was heart warming, funny and sometimes sad. I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicola Bell | 9/17/2012

    " Loved this book. I trained at the LGI in the 1980's so it was great reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wolfie | 9/1/2012

    " It was an amazing book, I loved every word, I could not put it down, One of the best i have ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sian | 6/28/2012

    " I really liked this book. It took me back to the Sue Barton and Cherry Ames books of my childhood. Easy to read, with great stories. I just wish there were more books by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabb | 3/24/2012

    " I read this book in one afternoon/evening. It really opened my eyes to how nursing has evolved since the 1950s and it made me laugh...a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 3/16/2012

    " Really enjoying this book, I trained a a nurse ten years ago and how things have changed from the ere this book took place "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire Garcia | 3/13/2012

    " A nice, easy read. Not very taxing but interesting nontheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G Henderaon | 10/11/2011

    " Enjoyed this book icy rained in the early 80s and tho brought back loads of memories . "

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