Call Nurse Millie

Represented by:
Laura Longrigg

Category:
Fiction

Publisher:
Orion

Publication date:
Apr-13

Foreign rights controlled by:
MBA

It’s 1945 and, as the troops begin to return home, the inhabitants of London attempt to put their lives back together. For 25-year-old Millie, a qualified nurse and mid-wife, the jubilation at the end of the war is short-lived as she tends to the needs of the East End community around her. But while Millie witnesses tragedy and brutality in her job, she also finds strength and kindness. And when misfortune befalls her own family, it is the enduring spirit of the community that shows Millie that even the toughest of circumstances can be overcome. Through Millie’s eyes, we see the harsh realities and unexpected joys in the lives of the patients she treats, as well as the camaderie that is forged with the fellow nurses she lives with. Filled with unforgettable characters and moving personal stories, Call Nurse Millie vividly brings to life the colourful world of a post-war London.