Thursday, May 7, 2020

Ten top books about nursing

Katharine McMahon is a British historical novelist. She has taught in secondary schools, performed in local theater, and worked as a Royal Literary Fund fellow teaching writing skills at the Universities of Hertfordshire and Warwick.

Her titles include The Alchemist’s Daughter, Season of Light, The Crimson Rooms, and The Rose of Sebastopol.

At the Guardian, McMahon tagged ten of her favorite books about nursing, including:
Reasons to Be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe

This novel is so deadpan the laughter caught me by surprise. The heroine, Lizzie, enlists as a dental nurse and describes in exquisite detail aspects of her weird family, dubious friends and sinister employer – a dentist obsessed with joining the Freemasons. I’ve included it here because it’s funny, quirky and beautifully written. An antidote.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue