Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a by Mary J. MacLeod

By Mary J. MacLeod

Bored with the speed and noise of existence close to London and eager for a greater position to elevate their teenagers, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream whereas touring on a distant island within the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled through its windswept attractiveness, they quickly have been the proud vendors of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed tasks because the island’s district nurse. name the Nurse is her account of the enchanted years she and her kinfolk spent there, coming to grasp its people as either sufferers and friends.

In anecdotes which are through turns humorous, unhappy, relocating, and tragic, she recollects all of them, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, younger fanatics and forbidding churchmen. opposed to the old school island tradition and the grandeur of mountain and sea spread indelible tales: a tender lady carried via snow for airlift to the clinic; a rescue through boat; the wedding of a gradual huge and the island attractiveness; a ghostly come upon; the surprising discovery of a lady in chains; the flames of a heather fireplace at evening; an unexploded bomb from global battle II; and the cheerful, tipsy get together of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in those great actual tales from rural Scotland.

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