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The Nurses of Steeple Street

Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

Welcome to the district nurses' home on Steeple Street, where everyone has a secret....

Ambitious young nurse Agnes Sheridan had a promising future ahead of her until a tragic mistake cost her the love and respect of everyone around her. Now she has come to Leeds for a fresh start as a trainee district nurse. But Agnes finds herself facing unexpected challenges as she is assigned to Quarry Hill, one of the city's most notorious slums.

Before she can redeem herself in the eyes of her family, she must first win the trust and respect of her patients and fellow nurses. Does Agnes have what it takes to stay the distance? Or will the tragedy of her past catch up with her?

©2016 Donna Douglas (P)2016 Soundings

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District nursing between 2 World Wars

I enjoyed this book. But felt that it ended before it should have. An insight into nursing care between 2 World Wars. When patients were nursed with care and thoughtfulness, not just a number like they are in 2016.

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Amazing book and great literature

exceptional reading and remarkable writing. It simply couldn't have been better. Would definitely get more from the series

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BAD BAD LEEDS ACCENT

What did you like best about The Nurses of Steeple Street? What did you like least?

I loved the story of the book but found it hard to listen to due to the terrible accent people from Leeds don't speak like this its over exaggerated and cringe worthy. May not bother others but been from Leeds/Yorkshire myself i found i couldn't take the story in properly due to this.

What other book might you compare The Nurses of Steeple Street to, and why?

the nurses of lovely lane/call the midwife series

Would you be willing to try another one of Penelope Freeman’s performances?

Not if the accents are as bad as this performance!!

Could you see The Nurses of Steeple Street being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

no

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a excellent book

What did you like most about The Nurses of Steeple Street?

a very good story of what nursing is really like in those days .

Who was your favorite character and why?

pamy

Which scene did you most enjoy?

the one when she tells the Dr that he is a bad one.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it made me cry

Any additional comments?

I am now looking for more of her books Brilliant

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the nurses of steeple street

this was a very good book .it had lots of different story to tell and it kept you wanting more.

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Very enjoyable

I enjoyed Donna Douglas' Nightingale series, but I think I liked this story even better. The fresh set of characters provided a good mix and I found all the main story lines engaging. The plot was fairly predictable, but there were a few good twists. As always, Penelope Freeman read the story beautifully.

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excellent read

loved this book. funny and sad. kept my attention all the way. will be reading more of Donna Douglas

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This book takes you on a journey into the past with such clarity that you feel as if you are a character in the take itself

The narrator was simply wonderful and instead of being a spectator just listening to a tale You became part of this emotional narrative journey. As a nurse myself for the past 38 years I have never felt more connected to my professional ancestry, Thank you

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Excellent listen

I really enjoyed this book by Donna Douglas about the district nurses of Steeple Street definitely recommend it

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lovely easy read

easy read, and enjoyable 1920 in northern england when people really cared . will look for other titles from this author.

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  • Bethany Schweitzer
  • 06-09-16

Another great book.

If you like other books by Donna Douglas you won't be disappointed. Such a great story.