• Nurse, Come You Here!

  • More True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
  • By: Mary J. MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (424 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mary J. Macleod and her husband left the London area for an idyllic place to raise their young children in the late '60s, 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 80, she first recounted her family's adventures in her debut, Call the Nurse, where she introduced listeners 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, and 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.

©2014 Mary J. MacLeod; First North American Edition 2015 (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Not as described!

Much of this second book is not about the nurse, but about living in California! The parts about nursing on the islands was fascinating.

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Great book!

The narrator was spot on! The stories weren't quite as good as the first book but I still loved listening to Mary J's stories about life on Papavray. I could have done without the stories from their move to the USA.
Will probably end up listening to both books more than once!

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not bad

This performance was MUCH better than the 1st, but the story for this was not as compelling.

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Great Read!

This follow up to her first book is just as fascinating and well written as the first.

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enjoyable!

I really enjoyed l it! the stories were interesting and the characters delightful.

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Good...but not as good as the first book.

I liked the narrator of the first book better. Also, the last chapters were about the writer's life outside of Scotland, which I became bored with quickly. I chose the book because of it being set in Scotland. I loved the first book!

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A lovely follow up

This is another colorful series of vignettes, well written, and excellently narrated. I absolutely recommend.

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Enjoyable

This book was not quite as entertaining as her first but an enjoyable read nonetheless. Performance was as top notch as the first.

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Love the Adventure in the Islands

I was thrilled to see that Mary J had a second book! I love listening to her tell her tales of the people on the islands. As usual, she did not disappoint.

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intriguing stories

love the stories of these long forgotten times and places in Scotland. such strong fearless people

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