More Tales from The Island Nurse

More Tales from The Island Nurse


Mary MacLeod

ISBN: 9781910021170

Binding: paperback

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The much awaited second helping of Mary J. MacLeod’s tales of ‘Papavray’ in the 1970s and her experiences as the island’s district nurse, culminating in her move to a very different new life in California.

Mary J.’s anecdotes of life on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides brim with charm, humour and common sense. She shares heartwarming and amusing tales of crofters and ceilidhs, pesky cows and stubborn drivers, treacherous bogs and a suspected haunting, but also the deeply sad story of a desperate mother and a baby’s untimely death.

For the district nurse, human tragedy, joy and laughter are all in a days’ work.


If the TV companies are looking for the next Heartbeat, it can be found in the windswept coasts of Papavray.  The Daily Record

This lively and heartening memoir evokes both the hardships and the humour of island life.  The Scotsman

Her stories will ring true with every nurse — or anyone — who has ever cared for a family or community.  Leann Thiemann, author of Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul

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