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Sixty Years a Nurse

When 18-year-old Mary Hazard started her nurse training in post-war Putney, in south-west London, little did she know it was the beginning of a career that would span 60 years

When 18-year-old Mary Hazard started her nurse training in post-war Putney, in south-west London, little did she know it was the beginning of a career that would span 60 years.

As one of the longest serving NHS nurses, this book follows the highs and lows of Mary’s nursing career.

Working in a London hospital against a backdrop of rationing and poverty was a life-changing experience for Mary, who was raised in a convent in rural Ireland.

The book is also a moving narrative of Mary’s life, with stories of dancing with Teddy boys and dodging the watchful eye of matron.The heartwarming account of Mary’s own love story adds further charm to this book.

Sensitively written and often emotive, Sixty Years a Nurse deserves to be tucked into your suitcase ready for your next holiday.

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