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Our Country Nurse: Can East End Nurse Sarah find a new life caring for babies in the country?

Sarah Beeson; Amy Beeson / Anna Bentinck
All seems tranquil as newly qualified Health Visitor Sarah motors into a small Kentish hilltop village in her new green mini. She’s barely out of the car when she’s called to assist the midwife with a bride who’s gone into labour in the middle of her own wedding reception. And so her adventures begin…As a health visitor Nurse Sarah is as green as grass but she puts her best foot into wellies and braves the mad dogs killer ganders and muddy tracks of the farming community. Despite set-backs young Sarah is determined to help the mums she meets from struggling young mothers in unmodernised farmhouses to doyennes of the county dinner party set who slave over stuffed olive hors-d'oeuvres.Village life in 1970s isn’t always quite the Good Life Sarah’s been expecting; her attempts at self-sufficiency and cider making lead to drunk badgers and spirited house parties - but will it be the clergyman the vet or the young doctor that win Sarah’s heart. During her first year in Kent Nurse Sarah Hill get stuck in - reuniting families and helping mums in the midst of community full of ancient feuds funny little ways and just a bit of magic.In her autobiography Sarah Beeson offers a personal and social perspective on her life as a health visitor in a small Kentish village. Her memoirs rich with history provide a unique glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of her first year on the job.For fans of Jennifer Craig (Yes Sister No Sister) Molly Corbally (An Armful of Babies and a Cup of Tea) and Evelyn Prentis (Matron at Last).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Autobiography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 25th August 2016
  • Duration 11 Hrs. 17 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780008118594