Book of the week

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Bookmark of Spalding selects A Very private Diary: A Nurse in Wartime, written by Mary Morris (nee Mulry) as its book of the week.

A Very Private Diary: A Nurse in Wartime is the extraordinary diary of Mary Morris (nee Mulry).

When 18-year-old trainee nurse Mary Mulry arrived in London in 1939 she was hoping for adventure.

Little did she know what the next seven years would bring.

In her diary, Mary records in intimate detail her life as a nurse, both on the Home Front and on the front line.

From nursing children during bombing raids in London to treating Allied soldiers in Normandy, Mary’s experiences gave her vivid and unforgettable stories.

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.

Mary has a wonderful way of bringing situations to life.

Whether she is talking about her ‘Dunkirk heroes on Men’s Surgical’ or of not being sad ‘to see the back of that staff nurse and her responsible friend who reported my goings-on to Matron’, Mary Morris’s diary is an interesting and enjoyable read.

Receive a 20 per cent discount on the book from Bookmark in Spalding with the voucher in the Spalding Guardian of February 12.