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

    " An enjoyable read about 1950' nursing "

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