Northern Nurse. 2nd Canadian paperback printing

By: MERRICK, Elliott MILLMAN, Lawrence, foreword

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MERRICK, Elliott. Northern Nurse. Foreword by Lawrence Millman. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (1998). Second Printing Thus. Pp (8),ix-xvi,(2),1-311,(3). Map. 8vo, photo-illustrated silver-grey cardcovers. First publishedin 1942. O'Dea 2482, Cooke & Caron p.275, Cassell 1317. For Merrick (b.190 5) see ENL III:516-7. "This is the story of my wife when she was Nurse KateAusten. She has told me many of the tales given here; others I saw for mys elf during the years we worked together in the same Labrador settlements." 'By turns lyrical, comic, and genuinely moving, Northern Nurse tells the story of Australian nurse Kate Austen and her adventures at Labrador's Grenfell Mission. Written by her husband, Elliott Merrick, it celebrates not onlythe unspoiled realm of the North, but also a woman's self-fulfillment ther e. Kate Austen emancipated herself decades before the contemporary women's movement — her tough-mindedness seems more typical of the 1990s than of herera. Her story unfolds in Labrador of the late 1920s and early 1930s, a pl ace where survival is a daily pursuit. Merrick writes so vividly that readers feel they are actually there, living, breathing, and fighting the cold with the Labradorians. " - from rear cover. Very good. 12.00

Title: Northern Nurse. 2nd Canadian paperback printing

Author Name: MERRICK, Elliott MILLMAN, Lawrence, foreword

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Nimbus, Halifax, 1994, ISBN:1551090910:

Seller ID: 98195

Keywords: NEWFOUNDLAND LABRADOR NURSING BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHIES MEDHIST CANADA WOMEN,