A Very Private Diary

A Very Private Diary: A Nurse in Wartime

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 29/01/2015
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Synopsis

The newly discovered diary of a wartime nurse - a fascinating, dramatic and unique insight into the experiences of a young nurse in the Second World War.

'I always seem to be saying good-bye to men whom I might have loved had there been enough time...'

1939: 18-year-old trainee nurse Mary Mulry arrives in London from Ireland, hoping for adventure. Little did she know what the next seven years would bring.

In her extraordinary diary, published now for the first time, Mary records in intimate detail her life as a nurse, both on the Home Front and on the frontline. From nursing children during bombing raids in London to treating Allied soldiers in Normandy, Mary's experiences gave her vivid and unforgettable material for the private diary she was dedicated to keeping.

Filled with romance, glamour and inevitably sadness, too, these are the rich memories of an irrepressible personality, living through the turbulent years of the Second World War.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781780227382
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 134 x 26 mm

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A Very Private Diary
A thoroughly enjoyable read
This is a fascinating story of a young girl from rural Ireland who finds herself plunged into the middle of world war II. As a nurse she gives a wide sweep... READ MORE
TomL