Friday, 27 November 2015

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Sarah Jane is a sixteen-year-old country girl, a little old-fashioned with a mischievous sense of humour, who suddenly decides she wants to be a nurse. 
I am not sure what Florence Nightingale would make of her! 
Sarah Jane has no career aspirations, all she wants is to leave school, work as a cashier at Woolworths and get married. Then everything changes and she finds herself wearing a fluorescent pink uniform and studying to get into Nursing School. 
What inspired this surprising change of direction? What happens when she leaves her Suffolk home, friends and family to live in nurses quarters in an Essex garrison town with a housemate who is a party animal?  

5-star 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 heart-breaking 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.



The young Sarah Jane!



Ooh Matron! A review by Christoph Fischer: 
I don’t often read memoirs because I’m a fiction fan but the title, reminiscent of Carry On Films tempted me into buying this one. I used to work in care homes in my youth and was interested in that aspect of the memoir, too.
The book is written with a wonderfully human spirit: caring, humorous, upbeat and full of life. Where other memoirs drift into documentary style and dry facts, Butfield knows how to spice things up. Great anecdotes, warm-hearted humour and accessible writing make this as an entertaining, interesting and enjoyable read as the title promises. 
On a more serious note, the author reflects on many aspects of nursing with great empathy and honesty, particularly the parts about working with mentally ill patients and those with Down Syndrome were moving and informative to me. There’s a lot you can learn from this book. An all round winner. 



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