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  • Title: No Time For Romance
  • Author: Lucilla Andrews
  • ISBN: 9780552156431
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lucilla Andrews was only eighteen when, as a volunteer nurse at the beginning of the second world war, she experienced the grim realities of wartime Young, inexperienced and coming from a comfortable and sheltered background, she found herself dealing with survivors from Dunkirk and the victims of the blitz Seeing these horrors at first hand had a profound and lasting eLucilla Andrews was only eighteen when, as a volunteer nurse at the beginning of the second world war, she experienced the grim realities of wartime Young, inexperienced and coming from a comfortable and sheltered background, she found herself dealing with survivors from Dunkirk and the victims of the blitz Seeing these horrors at first hand had a profound and lasting effect upon her, and made her determined to train as a Nurse at St Thomas s Hospital.No Time For Romance is her story, the powerful and moving account of a young girl in wartime London, learning the hard way about medicine, injuries and death, as well as love and hope It is a story both of personal courage and of the courage of the British people at war.
    No Time For Romance Lucilla Andrews was only eighteen when as a volunteer nurse at the beginning of the second world war she experienced the grim realities of wartime Young inexperienced and coming from a comfortable

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    1. I used to read and love the novels of Lucilla Andrews back when I was younger These books were mostly set in London in the second world war years This memoir gives the reason of why her writing was so real She was an amazing person, a wonderful example of the British people at this time I was amazed at the long hours and hard work that she endured The horrors that she witnessed although she doesn t go into detail about them It will be in a mere sentence that she indicates that she was not left u [...]

    2. A thorough account of one civilian nurse s experience during World War II Ms Andrews life straddled the end of the British Empire into the war that defined her generation A great look at everyday life and work in the 1940s She has a fabulous grasp on the human spirit Lastly, I m shocked that Ian McEwan got away with so much plagiarism in Atonement All of the interesting Briony passages came nearly verbatim from Ms Andrews own experiences.

    3. Fascinating true life account of nursing in the second world war You can t help liking Lucilla as a young nurse, coping with the demands of senior Sisters and the threats of falling bombs.I d recommend this book to anyone interested in the period, the London Blitz, Battle of Britain, life on the home front, etc during WWII.Also interesting to read the bits lifted by Ian McEwan for his book Atonement I didn t even mention the world Plagiarism

    4. I really enjoyed reading this book, it had the air of a novel rather than an autobiography and, aside from Atonement by Ian McEwan, gave me my first taste of wartime hospitals and the magnitude to which England and its people suffered during WWII This book has raised my interest in wartime England and I m eager to read some of Lucilla Andrews novels.

    5. Excellent book written partly from notes made at the time so had a very immediate feel about it come highly recommended from me at any rate

    6. Lucilla Andrews has written an excellent memoir of her time as first a VAD, then a nursing student at St Thomas s in wartime London, taking us from the days just prior to the outbreak of war to the VE Day celebrations in London when the lights literally came on in the streets and beyond, to her years of being a sole support parent of her young daughter in a time when single parents were pretty much treated as vermin, ending with the sale of her first romance novel.No Time for Romance takes the r [...]

    7. Rereading this book after many years I was struck by three things 1 The ambiguity of the title Was there no time for romance in the life of the young woman training to be a nurse in wartime Or was that period with all its dangers and uncertainties no time for romance 2 Having read many of Lucilla Andrew s hospital romances years ago when they were still in print and I recently reread some of those set in wartime, it is now clear why they were so vivid Often real life incidents described in this [...]

    8. It is an autobiography of Lucilla Andrews life until she finally makes writing a full time job I am a historic and try to read all about the time of WWI thru the end of WWII She makes the early to mid part of the 2oth century come alive She does so with humor and an honest approach using her notes that she wrote at the time A different approach but one that shows how war changes things and the trouble it can cause I also appreciate how she brings out the differences and changes in the medical fi [...]

    9. Lucilla Andrews is best known for her hospital romances I ve never read any of those I read this because it s an autobiography of a WWII nurse She served with the army, then went to nursing school, learning her nursing the hard way, in the midst of London bombings.She s a good writer and does a good job of portraying both the difficulties and heartache of working in hospitals in wartime London, but also the humor and spririt present amongst the staff, educators and patients particularly the pati [...]

    10. I was not familiar with British author Andrews but this her own autobiography of her nursing during WWII and her fiction titles were recommended to me about 10 years ago when I was researching nurses in fiction.

    11. I found this book listed as a credit in Atonement I like this book much better It is a true account of a WWII nurse in England.

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