Matron at Last

Matron at Last

by EvelynPrentis (Author)


'When do you have a bath?' I asked Mrs Turgoose. 'I hope you're not suggesting that I don't look after meself properly,' she said crossly. 'There was a woman who used to use it, but that was because she was a bit stuck up. She soon went off the idea when it started to get cold.' After working as a nurse for thirty years, Evelyn left the hospital to become a full-time Matron at The Lodge - a home for elderly ladies of reduced circumstances. Evelyn was nothing like the matrons she had known and feared in the past. In spite of broken nights and hot dinners left to get cold, Mrs Peters with her temper and Mrs Harrison with her 24-hour piano playing, her new role offered a chance to make a difference to her ladies' lives. Even though it did mean she was on call twenty-four hours a day, this is Evelyn's funny and affectionate memoir of her years - at last! - as a Matron.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Publisher: Ebury Press
Published: 19 Jul 2012

ISBN 10: 0091941393
ISBN 13: 9780091941390
Book Overview: A heart-warming nurse's memoir by the author of Sunday Times bestselling books A Nurse in Time and A Nurse in Action - a must-read for fans of the BBC's nostalgic gem Call the Midwife

Media Reviews
Perceptive, warm and very funny * Sunday Telegraph *
Highly amusing and entertaining * Derby Evening Telegraph *
Author Bio
Brought up in Lincolnshire, Evelyn Prentis (real name Evelyn Taws) left home at eighteen to become a nurse. She later moved to London during the war, where she married and raised her family. Like so many other nurses, she went back to hospital and used any spare time she might have had bringing up her children and running her home. She later became Matron of the Lodge, a residential home for ladies of reduced circumstances. Born in 1915, she sadly died in 2001 at the age of eighty-five.