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Pelican Crossing

Hilary Cotterill

Pelican Crossing

Hilary Cotterill

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Scotland, January 1979 - a bitingly cold Edinburgh day. Hilary Cotterill, aged 18, takes her first steps through the snow towards her dream of becoming a nurse. Her grim, grey lodgings are a far cry from her privileged home in warm ex-pat Hong Kong.

Over the next four years Hilary struggles with bossy sisters, spiteful senior nurses, impatient doctors, recalcitrant patients, demanding relatives, an impossible workload and her own crushing sense of inadequacy. She discovers a personal faith in Christ and with his help learns to handle the daily brushes with life and death, professional bullying and her first romance.

Whether it is comforting a newly bereaved wife, babysitting a friend's hamster, struggling with a misbehaving cardboard cap or a violet drunk, Hilary's compassion, keen observation and cheerful good humour keep breaking through. Readers will savour every vivid detail through to the awarding of the coveted Pelican nursing badge. This is a winning account of personal discovery by a born storyteller.

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About "Pelican Crossing"

Scotland, January 1979 - a bitingly cold Edinburgh day. Hilary Cotterill, aged 18, takes her first steps through the snow towards her dream of becoming a nurse. Her grim, grey lodgings are a far cry from her privileged home in warm ex-pat Hong Kong.

Over the next four years Hilary struggles with bossy sisters, spiteful senior nurses, impatient doctors, recalcitrant patients, demanding relatives, an impossible workload and her own crushing sense of inadequacy. She discovers a personal faith in Christ and with his help learns to handle the daily brushes with life and death, professional bullying and her first romance.

Whether it is comforting a newly bereaved wife, babysitting a friend's hamster, struggling with a misbehaving cardboard cap or a violet drunk, Hilary's compassion, keen observation and cheerful good humour keep breaking through. Readers will savour every vivid detail through to the awarding of the coveted Pelican nursing badge. This is a winning account of personal discovery by a born storyteller.
- Koorong

Hilary Cotterill was eighteen when she took her first steps through the snow toward her dream of becoming a nurse. Unfortunately, her dream wasn't all she expected it would be. The grim, gray dorm was complete with an alarming tilt, mice, and cockroaches--a far cry from her privileged home as an expatriate in Hong Kong. Whether she's comforting a newly bereaved wife, babysitting a friend's hamster, or struggling with a misbehaving uniform or a violent drunk, Hilary's compassion, keen observation, and cheerful good humor keep breaking through.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Hilary Cotterill

A midwife, Hilary Cotterill lives in West Yorkshire, U.K., with her husband and three sons.

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  • Catalogue Code 216034
  • Product Code 1854246607
  • EAN 9781854246608
  • Pages 256
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Monarch
  • Publication Date Jul 2004

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