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Bandaging the blitz 1938-42

Bandaging the blitz 1938-42

Macdonald-Ross, Phyll, author; Roberts, I. D., 1970- author

In 1938, 18-year-old Phyllis Ellsworth packs her bags, says goodbye to her anxious parents and sets off from her quiet seaside home for the Hackney Hospital in London's bustling East End, where she is to fulfill her dream to train as a nurse. At first, it is a whirlwind of long days, hard work, new friends and plenty of mischief, but just ten months later Britain declares war on Germany and life at the hospital is transformed. Phyll's days become an endless cycle of air-raid sirens, injured servicemen and anxiously waiting for news of loved ones. And when she falls in love with a handsome young solider, Alistair, Phyll's work provides the only distraction from worrying about his safety

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Sphere, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Phyll Macdonald-Ross with I.D. Roberts
ISBN: 0751559911, 9780751559910
Physical Description: 325 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Macdonald-Ross, Phyll Career in nursing.; World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, British.; History.; World War, 1939-1945 Medical care Great Britain.

Author note

I. D. Roberts was born in Australia in 1970 and moved to England when he was three. For the past decade he has been the film writer for a national listings magazine. His first novel, Kingdom Lock, an Historical adventure set during the Great War was published by Allison & Busby in May 2014.