By Mary J. MacLeod
Uninterested in the velocity and noise of lifestyles close to London and eager for a greater position to elevate their kids, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream whereas touring on a distant island within the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled via its windswept good looks, they quickly have been the proud proprietors of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed tasks because the island’s district nurse. name the Nurse is her account of the enchanted years she and her relations spent there, coming to understand its folks as either sufferers and friends.
In anecdotes which are by way of turns humorous, unhappy, relocating, and tragic, she remembers all of them, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, younger fanatics and forbidding churchmen. opposed to the old school island tradition and the grandeur of mountain and sea spread indelible tales: a tender lady carried via snow for airlift to the sanatorium; a rescue via boat; the wedding of a steady great and the island good looks; a ghostly come across; the stunning discovery of a lady in chains; the flames of a heather hearth at evening; an unexploded bomb from international struggle II; and the pleased, tipsy party of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in those outstanding real tales from rural Scotland.
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