Ooh Matron! (The Nomadic Nurse Series Book 1) by various

Ooh Matron! (The Nomadic Nurse Series Book 1) by various

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Award Winning Nurse Memoir
I am not sure what Florence Nightingale would have made of Sarah Jane! The story starts with a sixteenyearold country girl who, for no apparent reason at the time, suddenly decided that she wanted to be a nurse.
Sarah Jane was entering adulthood with no obvious career path in sight. She had planned a traditional, some would say old fashioned, future. Her vision was to leave school, find a job in a local store, get married and eventually have children. Then everything changed, as she embarked on a journey which would help to map out her future by offering opportunities in a variety of places and healthcare settings. Find out how Sarah Jane deals with births, deaths and everything in between with laughter, tears and humility in this touching, sometimes heartrending, superbly written memoir.
‘Ooh Matron!’ is the first book in The Nomadic Nurse Series. Each book in the series takes you on a journey through medical specialisms and environments that formed part of Sarah Jane’s nursing career. Throughout the series Sarah Jane uses her trademark honest and entertaining writing style to share insights into her thoughts, reflections and the changes in her personal life and circumstances as she moves forward in her career.
5star reviewers say:
"I laughed out loud at the hilarious antics, and was sobered by the genuine emotional moments that all health professionals will recognise. This is a book that will make you laugh and cry and you’ll feel better for it The perfect prescription." Bookworm
"This funny, yet poignant nursing memoir has Sarah Jane's trademark honest writing style which shines through in every story she tells. From starting her student nurse training in Essex to coping with patients in happy, sad and heartbreaking situations. It gives you a young woman's view into the realities of entering the world of nursing in the 1980’s. A highly entertaining and informative memoir which was able to...



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Sarah Jane Butfield

You can see the authors books below but to see short stories, articles and their blog that they have written visit their page at Sarah Jane Butfield which includes up to date info from their Twitter and Facebook pages also.

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Reader feedback is appreciated by all authors. As a result, in late 2014 Glass Half Full underwent a revamp including a specialist memoir edit, the addition of 47 photographs from our journey and a professional book cover. I hope you enjoy the changes.
Here's what readers on Amazon are saying about Glass Half Full: Our Australian adventure.
"An incredibly wellwritten book, full of emotion, and very descriptive. I feel I have travelled this journey with Sarah and her family."...


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Our Frugal Summer in Charente: An Expat’s Kitchen Garden Journal
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Is Sarah Jane playing with fire?
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Ooh Matron! (The Nomadic Nurse Series Book 1) by various

Award Winning Nurse Memoir
I am not sure what Florence Nightingale would have made of Sarah Jane! The story starts with a sixteenyearold country girl who, for no apparent reason at the time, suddenly decided that she wanted to be a nurse.
Sarah Jane was entering adulthood with no obvious career path in sight. She had planned a traditional, some would say old fashioned, future. Her vision was to leave school, find a job in a local store, get married and eventually have children. Then...


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"It's like we are having a valuable conversation with a friend who knows what she's talking about, rather than being instructed from on high."
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