Nurse, Come You Here!: More True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle

An iBooks US Bestseller Mary J Macleod and her husband left the London area for an idyllic place to raise their young children in the late sixties, and they found the island of Papavray in the Scottish Hebrides There they bought a croft house on a small acre of land, and Mary J also known as Julia became the district nurse At the age of eighty, she first recounted An iBooks US Bestseller Mary J Macleod and her husband left the London area for an idyllic place to raise their young children in the late sixties, and they found the island of Papavray in the Scottish Hebrides There they bought a croft house on a small acre of land, and Mary J also known as Julia became the district nurse At the age of eighty, she first recounted her family s adventures in her debut, Call the Nurse, where she introduced readers to the austere beauties of the island and the hardy charm and warmth of the islanders The anecdotes in this new volume take us to the end of her stay on Papavray, after which the MacLeod family left for California.Once again we meet the crofters Archie, Mary, and Fergie, and other friends There are stories of troubles, joy, and tragedy, of children lost and found, the cow that wandered into the kitchen, a distraught young mother who strides into the icy surf with her infant child, the ghostly apparition that returns after death to reveal the will in a sewing box There are accidents and broken bones, twisters that come in from the sea, and acts of simple courage and uncommon generosity Here again, a nurse s compassion meets Gaelic fortitude in these true tales of a bygone era.Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs Our list includes biographies on well known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O J Simpson We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first hand tales of adventure, and much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Nurse Come You Here More True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle An iBooks US Bestseller Mary J Macleod and her husband left the London area for an idyllic place to raise their young children in the late sixties and they found the island of Papavray in the Scottis

  • Title: Nurse, Come You Here!: More True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
  • Author: Mary J. Macleod
  • ISBN: 9781628725360
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Nurse, Come You Here!: More True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle”

    1. I enjoyed MacLeod’s first book “Call the Nurse” about her life as a nurse on the Island of Papavray in the Scottish Hebrides. So, I decided to read the sequel. I must say that I enjoyed the first book more than the second.The first part of the book is about life and nursing on Papavray. The second part is about the family following her husband as his work took them to Nevada, California and England. The book is well written and the famous Scottish humor is prevalent in the story. MacLeod p [...]

    2. 3.5 starsThis is Macleod's second memoir of life on a Scottish Isle. If you love all things Scottish, as I do, you will enjoy daily pleasures: We'll make some tea and have a nice warm up. Or In Scotland, one does not 'mend' anything or 'fix' it in any way. One 'sorts' it.The format—short, disconnected vignettes—worked against holding my attention. Several stories in the middle just weren't that funny or remarkable, but I kept reading from a sense of loyalty. Towards the end, her husband was [...]

    3. This was part 2 of a memoir written by a woman who served as a nurse in a remote western Scottish Island. Each chapter is a story of something that occurred in her life. It includes when her husband goes to work in the US and the family goes with him living briefly in Nevada and then on to California. Having a Scottish background, I was very interested in the descriptions of the island and the people who live theree book was both interesting and worthwhile and I would read the first part in orde [...]

    4. What a rich, adventurous life Nurse MacLeod must have lived! If all these stories are really true, I had no idea so much could happen on a small remote Scottish island And if they aren't, well, there are still full of very likable people/characters, with their particular wit and wisdom, and some simple but sensible life lessons. Reading this book, I almost felt like a part of this odd community myself, and right now I could fancy a retreat in the Hebrides Failing that, I will have to be content [...]

    5. I loved this sequel to Call the Nurse! It was great to revisit all the characters from her first book. Loved the locale, her words described this desolate island ruled by all the bad weather Nature had to throw at it.

    6. Truly wonderfulI loved this book. The stories were great, and I loved how the author told them. She is gifted in many ways!!

    7. This is an OK follow up Call the Nurse. After meeting the residents of the scottish isle where Mary J. was a district nurse in the 60s & 70s, I looked forward to continuing the story with this community. Unfortunately, the sequel is disjointed. The island tales don't really follow a chronology there are just stories to justify various flashbacks. Then with no warning Mary J is living in the western US. Since she doesn't practice nursing, there are no tales of "her community" just her descrip [...]

    8. I purchased this book on Kindle, on a whim, because it was cheap and because at the time we were planning a trip to the Scottish Highlands. We returned from that trip about a year ago, so that's how long it took me to actually get around to finishing this book. Parts of it are a charming look into the way the distant islands of the Hebrides were in the 1970s, but it meanders from anecdote to anecdote with no deep consideration, and the latter 20% or so takes the author's family to California and [...]

    9. I loved this book! after reading it as well as the first book, I feel as if Mary J and I are friends! She has an engaging way of writing, telling the many and varied adventures not only on their island in the Herbides, but in Sunny California and HAWTHORN Nevada.I appreciate her love of people, animals, family and nature. If you, the potential reader, like me, love anything written about Scotland, and hold these things dear, you will enjoy both of her books!

    10. From sentence one to the end of the book, I could hardly put it down. Once again, Mary Macleod, invites us to share her memories (funny and sad) of the days of being a district nurse on a tiny, far-flung Scottish island followed by travels to California and Saudi Arabia. This is one of those books that I love to cuddle up to when I have a few 'me' hours. I strongly recommend it to others.

    11. A follow up to "Call the Nurse." I enjoyed more stories about the author's life as a nurse on the Hebrides in the 70s. However, the last several chapters didn't seem to belong to the book--they chronicle the family's time in Nevada and California, and while they were not uninteresting, it just didn't make sense that those chapters were there.

    12. I enjoyed the first book so much that I got this one. I like Mary's honest and yet simple description of her life in Papavray. There is something familiar and homey about it. I would love to spend a period of my life in a place as remote as this. To publish her first book at 80 years of age is a reminder that it's never too late to pursue something you love that can affect the lives of others.

    13. A satisfying conclusionHaving read her first book, I looked forward to the sequel and was not let down. Other reviewers thought the abrupt change from the Hebrides to America's far west was disjointed but I felt she told the story of the family's globetrotting well. I enjoyed it every bit as much as the first book.

    14. While not as intriguing as the first book, this one was still fun and interesting. I'm amazed at this lady had time to do! I'd love to read about her adventures in Saudi Arabia, but I don't there she has a book about it.

    15. Mary J. Macleod is a fantastic storyteller and I thoroughly enjoyed these tales from her life as a nurse on these Scottish islands. It is utterly amazing that so many different things could happen on such a small island.

    16. A life well lived This second book by the author of her years spent as a visiting nurse in the Scottish Hebrides is like taking a journey to time and place that no longer exists. The people and their tales and outlooks on life are unforgettable, as are the author's three years spent in Nevada and California, light years away from her Scottish lifestyle. I highly recommend both memoirs, including the first titled call the Nurse. Both are e grossing and satisfying.

    17. Generally, these are good stories written by Mary Macleod of the years she and her family lived on a Scottish island in the outer Hebrides. The reader gets a glimpse into the lives of a loving, hard working people trying to survive in a world that in the 1970's is quickly leaving them behind. My only complaint is Macleod should have ended her book when she and her family left the island. As a result of her husband's change of employment they find themselves in the United States. In the last few [...]

    18. Wonderful stories!I love the stories of the people the author encountered in her life. The descriptions of people and places are enough to be endearing and memorable.

    19. MacLeod writes with such tenderness about the islanders of the Hebrides, off the coast of Scotland. She disguises the name of the island, and changes names, but the stories are true. Spoiler alert: I did like her first book a wee bit more, because in this book the last few chapters are about her family's life after the time on the island is over. To me, it was like waking from a wonderful dream. Then reality hits and you realize you have to work a 10 hour shift. I hoped they would stay on the is [...]

    20. Mary MacLeod tells more stories about providing home health care on a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. In this book while she tells she stories about her patients and her friends, she also reflects a great deal on the island itself - its beaches, mountains, roads, water. Her descriptions are lovely. In the concluding chapters of the book, Mary, her husband, and their youngest son leave the island and move to the USA for her husband's job. They spend time in both Nevada and California and it' [...]

    21. Ultimate Reading Challenge 2017. A book with a subtitle.I love the way the Scots express themselves and I love stories of how they live. The sketches appear not to have been in chronological order and perhaps written years after they occurred the author could not properly sequence them, but I think it would have been a good idea. Since my interest was in Scotland, I didn't particularly care about the American part of the story. Perhaps it could have been shortened or the title altered to indicat [...]

    22. MacLeod's sequel continues to recount stories of her life as a district nurse on a rural Scottish isle. As always, the stories about island life are wonderful. The Hebridean Islands have been added to my bucket list. While I enjoyed most of the book, I did not care for the abrupt transition towards the end. It didn't feel fair to the readers to quickly switch to a new chapter of life. Still, I hope MacLeod considers writing about the other chapters of her life, particularly her time in Saudi Ara [...]

    23. This was an audio book, while I baked cookies and did other food preparations. In one sense it was like a James Herriot collection; it met my expectations of picaresque stories of a nurse in the quintessential British countryside. Mending work on the local residents takes place. These local residents are named and their life stories come round often enough that readers get a lay of the land. Yet, it is not like a James Herriot collection. It lacks the warmth. MacLeod's reporting has her characte [...]

    24. Island LifeThis story of the islands off Scotland was interesting. The contrast between life there and life in the U.S. was fascinating. The terrain described was unbelievable. It almost seemed to me to be uninhabitable. However, my interest lessened when the family moved to the states. No longer was I learning of new things and different people as I have lived here a big part of my life. I liked the writing and most of the book.

    25. Earlier this year I read "Call the Nurse" by Macleod, about her time as a nurse on a Hebrides island, north of Scotland. This is a continuation of that book, with each chapter about a person, place, or adventure that she and her family have. Gentle, sweet reading, about the kind of people we all wish we had as neighbors.

    26. More true stories of an island nurse, this book follows on from "Call the Nurse" by Mary J MacLeod. Filled with humorous anecdotes, "Nurse, Come You Here" details the daily of a country nurse on an island in the Scottish Hebrides. Nurse Mary J. has plenty of adventures and meets some colourful characters amongst the elderly island folk. A good gentle read.

    27. Nurse, Come you here!!As a nurse, I love her writing. As a wound care nurse, I could totally relate to dressing the leg ulcer in the phone booth!! The image was so relatable to some of clients. She makes her world come alive.

    28. Heartwarming Read So interesting to be able to immerse oneself in a book about another's life. Well written, even if I did have to guess at times who some of the folks were who were being talked about.

    29. Good readWhat a fascinating life the author had led! I will say that I missed hearing the stories of the unique island people & their way of life.

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