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Bedpans & bobby socks : five British nurses on the American road trip of a lifetime

Author: Barbara Fox; Gwenda Gofton
Publisher: Bath : Windsor, 2011.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Gwenda had always loved the open road, but her home town of Newcastle didn't really offer the sort of adventure she longed for. So, in 1957, with friend and fellow nurse Pat in tow, she left the dismal British winter behind, and embarked on an amazing American adventure. After a year nursing in Cleveland, Gwenda, Pat and three new friends set off on a road trip around North America, driving in a rickety 1949 Ford.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Gwenda Gofton; Gwenda Gofton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Fox; Gwenda Gofton
ISBN: 9781445858203 1445858207 9781445858210 1445858215
OCLC Number: 757033615
Notes: Originally published: London: Sphere.
Description: 352 pages (large print) : maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Barbara Fox and Gwenda Gofton.

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Gwenda had always loved the open road, but her home town of Newcastle didn't really offer the sort of adventure she longed for. So, in 1957, with friend and fellow nurse Pat in tow, she left the dismal British winter behind, and embarked on an amazing American adventure. After a year nursing in Cleveland, Gwenda, Pat and three new friends set off on a road trip around North America, driving in a rickety 1949 Ford. What follows is the charming true story of five remarkable young women. Over the course of eighteen months, the girls go to a 4th July rodeo, visit San Francisco and Las Vegas, learn to surf in Hawaii, spot movie stars in Hollywood and celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Wherever they go, the travelling nurses cause a sensation. This is a delightfully nostalgic memoir of friendship and the romance of the open road.

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