The Nightingale Girls by Donna Douglas

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The Nightingale Girls is all about three girls with very different personalities, who have signed up to be trainee nurses at one of the best teaching hospitals in London in the 1930’s.Dora comes from a poor background and she is passionate and determined to become a nurse. But with money for new text books to be found, will Dora be able to keep up with her fellow students if she falls behind in her studies due to a lack of books. Helen’s mother is a hospital trustee and her brother is a doctor. Helen does not have many friends and she tends to keep herself to herself. Millie is a bit of a rebel often arriving back at the hospital late after a night out and avoiding the more senior staff. Millie is already repeating her preliminary training after failing the first time round. This is the first in a series of novels following the lives and loves of three trainee nurses in the 1930’s. It is a really good read. The story does not just concentrate on the characters time in the hospital but on their personal lives too.
Review by Wrexham Library Staff

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