Bundles of Joy: Two Thousand Miracles. One Unstoppable Manchester Midwife [NOOK Book]

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The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Linda Fairley.‘No matter how many babies I deliver, each and every one is a miracle, connecting me to the world like nothing else, reminding me that we are all equal in the beginning, and in the end. It’s a great leveller, childbirth.’It’s January 1972 and times have changed since Linda first stepped onto a maternity ward four years earlier. Gone are the starched skirts and steaming milk kitchens of the 1960s; these are the exhilarating days of disposable ...
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Overview

The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Linda Fairley.‘No matter how many babies I deliver, each and every one is a miracle, connecting me to the world like nothing else, reminding me that we are all equal in the beginning, and in the end. It’s a great leveller, childbirth.’It’s January 1972 and times have changed since Linda first stepped onto a maternity ward four years earlier. Gone are the starched skirts and steaming milk kitchens of the 1960s; these are the exhilarating days of disposable equipment and new technology. The Pill will soon be free to all women, and more and more fathers are daring to brave the delivery room.At the newly-opened Ashton maternity unit the midwives’ spirits are high, and, in spite of the dark cloud of laundry strikes on the horizon, there’s the scent of a new era on the cold winter wind.But one thing has stayed the same – the babies keep coming. Year after year, Linda faithfully helps the women of Greater Manchester through their most vulnerable and emotional hours, whether it is by giving calm instructions over the phone to a panicking husband, delivering a baby unexpectedly in a hospital lift, or by dashing headlong to the rescue of a snowed-in mum-to-be.As 25-year-old Linda becomes a mother herself she understands, more than ever, what a precious gift it is to bring children into the world, and she holds each new baby just that little bit tighter. As the years roll by Linda finds herself delivering the babies of mothers and fathers she helped to bring into the world decades earlier – making her something of a local celebrity.Through the highs and lows, through the modernisations that transform the hospital and the world outside, Linda’s passion for midwifery burns as bright as ever. With 42 years of experience Linda is one of Britain’s longest-serving midwives, and reaching the retirement age in 2008 didn’t stop her doing the job she loves.Although she has seen generations of women give birth and delivered more than 2,000 babies, she treats every new arrival like the new miracle it is.

Linda Fairley enrolled as a trainee nurse with Manchester Royal Infirmary at the age of 18. She went on to train as a midwife at St Mary’s Infirmary, and later Tameside Hospital in Greater Manchester. She remained there for the next 40 years.Linda lives in Greater Manchester and has two children, Peter and Fiona. In 2010 she was nominated for the Cheshire Woman of the Year Award, held in aid of the NSPCC. She still works two days a week as a community midwife, continuing to serve the women of Tameside. Linda’s first book, The Midwife’s Here!, was a Sunday Times bestseller.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007457151
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/25/2012
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 57,328
  • File size: 15 MB
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Linda Fairley enrolled as a trainee nurse with Manchester Royal Infirmary at the age of 18. She went on to train as a midwife at St Mary’s Infirmary, and later Tameside Hospital in Greater Manchester. She remained there for the next 40 years.Linda lives in Greater Manchester and has two children, Peter and Fiona. In 2010 she was nominated for the Cheshire Woman of the Year Award. She still works two days a week as a community midwife, continuing to serve the women of Tameside.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Fantastic!

    As a CNM, i am grateful that Linda is writing our story down Thank you!

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    This book was well written with simple details that even non-med

    This book was well written with simple details that even non-medical people could understand. I could not put it down until I had reach the last page!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    An amazing story teller!

    A terrfic story with so much laughter and tears

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    Great book

    Loved her first book and can not wait to read the next one

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Very good read

    A continuation of "The Midwife's Here"--- enjoyable read and as good as her firstbook!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Good little book!

    This book was a good follow-up to The Midwife's Here. And it was a relatively quick read; I finished it in two days.

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    Enjoyed it very much.

    Enjoyed it very much.As any women, who has gone through child-birth, I felt a bond with all these women and enjoyed sharing their stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    AMAZING!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    More Baby Stories.

    Great continuation to her first book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Very good read!

    I loved this book, Bundles Of Joy and its predeccessor, The Midwife's Here. As someone who is thinking of going into the field it gave me a realistic look as life as a midwife or maternity nurse. I definatly think you should read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Really enjoyed the book.

    I read her first book and loved it. Loved this one too. Deserves A++++

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    Posted September 1, 2013

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    He groaned.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Rags to all

    We r here. The train stopped at joy pack result one.

    0 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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