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Walking Forward, Looking Back By Dinah Latham

Walking Forward, Looking Back by Dinah Latham

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The book tells the story of a retired district nurse and midwife reflecting on her life whilst walking with her close companion Harriet, the dog.

Walking Forward, Looking Back Summary

Walking Forward, Looking Back: A District Nurse's Life Journey by Dinah Latham

The book tells the story of a retired district nurse and midwife reflecting on her life whilst walking with her close companion Harriet, the dog. It is a touchingly honest work written straight from the heart. The reader will both laugh and cry as the author recounts many moving stories of patients cared for in 1960s London. The writings so patently contrast care in the community then and now that it becomes impossible not to regret the passing of a time when nursing was seen as a vocation, when nurses were proud to serve. Divorce and single parenthood accompany her career journey, while living alone escorts her into retirement. It is then that fortune takes a hand, or rather a paw, and brings Harriet the dog into her life. This may just have been the coming together of chance and good timing but, destiny or happy accident, it was certainly a blessing. It was her need to be taken on daily walks that finds our author evoking memories, randomly flicking through a lifetime of unwritten diaries. Together they share their walks taking the reader through the changing seasons of the Chiltern countryside, while also travelling a new pathway, one with an unfamiliar landscape ... a one way journey into growing old. This is a voyage of discovery, one that promises many unexpected new experiences ... not the least of which is their most recent pastime ... sheepherding!

Additional information

GOR010934062
9781784620844
178462084X
Walking Forward, Looking Back: A District Nurse's Life Journey by Dinah Latham
Used - Like New
Paperback
Troubador Publishing
2014-10-28
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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