At the age of eighty, she first recounted her family’s adventures in her debut, Call the Nurse, where she introduced readers to the austere beauties of the island and the hardy charm and warmth of the islanders. Here again, a nurse’s compassion meets Gaelic fortitude in these true tales of a bygone era.
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Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish IsleOur list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, such as Heinrich Himmler, Nelson Mandela, as well as villains from history, and Alexander Graham Bell, John Wayne Gacy, and O. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft housea farmer’s stone cottageon a small acre” of land.
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The remarkable debut of an author now in her eighties, Call the Nurse is a treasure of sweet nostalgia. Skyhorse publishing, sports publishing, Good Books, and Yucca imprints, along with our Arcade, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Simpson. Call the nurse is her account of the first enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.
Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse. A wall street journal bestseller*tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J.
More Tales From The Island NurseLuath press ltd. Macleod travelled from the south of england to the Hebrides in search of escape from the life of a hectic Norwich health visitor and to find an idyllic setting in which to raise her young family. The island nurse returns with a second volume, exploring memories of life on the Hebridean island of 'Papavray'.
Based on the real experiences of macleod as a district nurse in the Hebrides, the stories are told in a personal and engaging manner of the tales, superstitions and lives of the crofter families on 'Papavray'. Mary J. Filled with stories of the troubles, drama and comedies endured by Macleod's patients and family alike, joys, this makes a charming and humorous account of community life on a small island in a bygone era.
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish IsleLuath press ltd. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse. In anecdotes that are by turns funny, moving, the crofters and their laird, sad, and tragic, the boatmen and tradesmen, she recalls them all, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh.
Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Call the nurse is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends. Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J.
. Macleod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Arcade Publishing. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.
Island Nurse: Peat, Smoke and PorridgeLife on the remote island of Papavray in the 1970s was a world away from Mary J. And this peaceful environment was just what she was looking for. While indoor toilets were still something of a luxury, and 'teleeffissions' could produce terror in some of the older residents, the glory of the mountains and the sea combined with the warmth of the island people meant she had found a haven for her family.
. Arcade Publishing. Mary's post as district nurse gave her a unique insight into island life, and her stories of the troubles, joys, drama and comedies endured by her patients make this a charming and humorous account of community life on a small island in a bygone era. Macleod's urban existence in the south of England.
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Hush! The Child is Present: The Early Life of the Island NurseCaught in limbo between two worlds – the Before, when her mother was still alive, and the After – Mary J. Arcade Publishing. Luath press ltd. Macleod has to work out for herself how this monumental change will affect her previously idyllic childhood. Passed from one family member to another, as her father comes to terms with his grief and tries to do the right thing, she soon finds herself part of a new family, one where she is more housemaid than beloved child.
Somehow finding her way through the confusion and hurt, she comes to terms with her new situation and strives on, breaking free from the bonds of her upbringing to become a woman with her own character, priorities and sympathies. This is the story of mary’s formative years, from her chaotic and repressive wartime upbringing, through her nursing education and into her early adulthood, collecting the tools she will need when she embarks on her later career as the Island Nurse.
The Bookshop on the Corner: A NovelLuath press ltd. William Morrow Company. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile — a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.
Nina redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. Or at least it was. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? in this valentine to readers, the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, moving new novel for fans of Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop.
Nina is a literary matchmaker. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Arcade Publishing.
Bletchley Park Brainteasers: The World War II Codebreakers Who Beat the Enigma Machine--And More Than 100 Puzzles and Riddles That Inspired ThemThough they had diverse backgrounds, the codebreakers of Bletchley Park were united in their love of a good puzzle. William Morrow Company. If you are of the same persuasion, put your intelligence to the test with the mind-boggling puzzles on these pages and ask yourself: Would Bletchley Park have recruited YOU? Arcade Publishing.
Luath press ltd. Have a knack for mastering morse code? want to discover whether your crossword hobby might have seen you recruited into the history books? Think you could have contributed to the effort to crack the Nazis' infamous Enigma code? Then this book about Bletchley Park was custom-made for you.
When scouring the population for codebreakers, Bletchley Park recruiters left no stone unturned. Would bletchley park--the top-secret home of british world war ii codebreakers--have recruited you?put your mental agility to the test with these fiendishly challenging puzzles and find out. They devised various ingenious mind-twisters to assess the puzzle-solving capacity of these individuals--hidden codes, secret languages, cryptic crosswords, and complex riddles.
These puzzles, together with the fascinating recruitment stories that surround them, are contained in this book, endorsed by Bletchley Park itself.
While You're Here, Doc: Farmyard Adventures of a Maine VeterinarianWilliam Morrow Company. Arcade Publishing. Veterinarian brad Brown never knew what to expect when he was called. Whether he was trying to geld a spooked stallion in a blizzard or found himself in the middle of an all-out fracas involving a monkey’s abscessed tooth and a shotgun, he took it in stride, with great affection for both his four-legged patients and his two-legged clients.
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The Chilbury Ladies' Choir: A NovelLuath press ltd. National bestseller“a delightful debut. People for readers of lilac girls and the nightingale, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir unfolds the struggles, deceptions, affairs, and triumphs of a village choir during World War II. As england becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond.
William Morrow Company. They defy the vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing, ” resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. An enchanting ensemble story that shuttles from village intrigue to romance to the heartbreaking matters of life and death, Jennifer Ryan’s debut novel thrillingly illuminates the true strength of the women on the home front in a village of indomitable spirit.
Arcade Publishing. We come to know the home-front struggles of five unforgettable choir members: a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past.
The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious FakeryArcade Publishing. I enjoyed it enormously. Tom brokawin the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young gis—including such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, Arthur Singer, and Jack Masey—landed in France to conduct a secret mission. The ghost army of world war ii describes a perfect example of a little-known, highly imaginative, and daring maneuver that helped open the way for the final drive to Germany.
William Morrow Company. It is a riveting tale told through personal accounts and sketches along the way—ultimately, a story of success against great odds. The ghost army of world war ii is the first publication to tell the full story of how a traveling road show of artists wielding imagination, paint, and bravado saved thousands of American lives.
Between missions the artists filled their duffel bags with drawings and paintings and dragged them across Europe. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, their job was to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience.
From normandy to the rhine, phantom divisions, known as the ghost Army, the 1, conjured up phony convoys, 100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Luath press ltd. Princeton Architectural Press. Every move they made was top secret and their story was hushed up for decades after the war's end.