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Midwife of Borneo: The True Story of a Geordie Pioneer by [Rogerson, Wendy Grey, Fox, Barbara]
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Midwife of Borneo: The True Story of a Geordie Pioneer Kindle Edition

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[On BEDPANS & BOBBY SOCKS] "Call the Midwife meets Thelma and Louise - a warm, funny and nostalgic memoir.", Daily Mail;"This lovely memoir takes us back to the late 1950s, when two English nurses from Newcastle General set off to live and work in the United States. Their culture shocks and experiences make for an enjoyable tale.", Nursing Standard, Journal of The Royal College of Nursing;[On IS THE VICAR IN, PET?] "[A] gentle story of a cosy, secure childhood among a community whose hearts were as warm as the coal fires that burned in their hearths.", Daily Mail;[On WHEN THE WAR IS OVER] "When the War Is Over is a beautifully written nostalgia trip and is a delight to read.", The Bookbag

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Call the Midwife compellingly transposed from
the East End of London to the Borneo rainforest’
Lynne Tembey, Worldwide President of the Mothers’ Union1959. Newcastle nurse Wendy Grey leaves her comfortable life and answers a call from people in Borneo to run a clinic in a place so remote, many there have never before seen a white woman. Until her arrival, medical witchcraft has been the norm. Nevertheless, Wendy quickly gains the trust of the locals, and they begin to flock to her for treatment. And – terrifyingly – when some require emergency surgery, she must also become anaesthetist and surgeon . . . or watch her patients die.

From treacherous journeys on land and water to tea parties with the governor; from tussles with snakes and scorpions to Scrabble with nuns; from struggling with illness to suddenly falling in love – this unique glimpse into contrasting sides of a lost colonial world is possible thanks to Wendy’s detailed diaries, written by the light of an oil lamp in her bamboo and palm-leaf house.

Meanwhile, back home, churches throughout the UK are praying for the young woman in Borneo.

‘A heart-warming adventure . . . a spellbinding narrative . . . a step into another world.’ Mark Beaumont, adventurer, author and broadcaster


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10975 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: SPCK (15 November 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07KFJBYS8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #486,325 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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