BOOK OF THE WEEK With Bookmark

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The Children’s Nest by Susan Macqueen at Bookmark, Spalding, until Wednesday, June 5

It’s 1969 and London is alive with change.

Susan Macqueen is about to take on the job of a lifetime: becoming a nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

More than 40 years on, Susan never looked back.

In this, her enchanting memoir, she recounts life at the Hospital and the brave children and parents she met along the way.

Filled with stories of hope, tragedy and laughter, The Children’s Nurse is the extraordinary tale of a woman who dedicated herself to her work – never-ending night shifts, intimidating Sisters and the children and their families.