Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle

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Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and eager for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod (known to all as Julia) and her husband encountered their dream Even as vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse. Call the Nurse is her account of the first enchanted years she and her circle of relatives spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.

Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland. The remarkable debut of an writer now in her eighties, Call the Nurse is a treasure of sweet nostalgia.

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