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The Resource Not your average nurse, Maggie Groff

Not your average nurse, Maggie Groff

Label
Not your average nurse
Title
Not your average nurse
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Groff
Title variation
Not your average nurse
Title variation remainder
from 1970s London to outback Australia, the true story of an unlikely girl and an extraordinary career
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To a young girl the life of a student nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it's never easy. So when Maggie Groff defies her parents' wishes and embarks as a student nurse at London's King's College Hospital, she must quickly get to grips with the demands of her chosen career. It's sink or swim. In this delightful romp through time, played out against the march of feminism and the fashion, music and movies of almost half a century ago, we follow Maggie's highs and lows as she struggles with stern ward sisters and wilful patients, and eventually qualifies as a registered nurse and sets sail for Australia. From nursing at a poor London housing estate and working as an in-house nurse at glamorous Selfridges to treating injuries on the Great Barrier Reef and becoming an industrial nurse at the iconic Sydney Opera House, Maggie shares her stories of mistakes and mayhem, tea and sympathy, and the life-affirming moments that made it all worthwhile
Summary
To a young girl the life of a student nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it's never easy. So when Maggie Groff embarks as a student nurse at London's King's College Hospital she must quickly get to grips with the demands of her chosen career. It's sink or swim. In a delightful romp through time, played out against the march of feminism and the fashion, music and movies of almost half a century ago, we follow Maggie's highs and lows as with trial and much error she becomes a highly skilled nurse and sets sail for a new life in Australia. From the watchful gaze of stern ward sisters and the ordeals of nursing at a poor housing estate to becoming an industrial nurse at the iconic Sydney Opera House, Maggie shares her stories of mistakes and mayhem, tea and sympathy, and the life-affirming moments that make it all worthwhile.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10640163
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Groff, Maggie
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Groff, Maggie
  • Anecdotes
  • Immigrants
  • Nurses
  • Nurses
  • Nurses
  • Nurses
  • Immigrants
Target audience
adult
Label
Not your average nurse, Maggie Groff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"From 1970s London to outback Australia, the true story of an unlikely girl and an extraordinary career"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059900258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
370 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780143785347
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)973925163
Label
Not your average nurse, Maggie Groff
Publication
Copyright
Note
"From 1970s London to outback Australia, the true story of an unlikely girl and an extraordinary career"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059900258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
370 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780143785347
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)973925163

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