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Hospital Corridors

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Madeline felt that she was on the brink of a completely new life when she left England to do a year’s nursing in a great Montreal hospital.

But she found that, after all, she would not be totally among strangers, for she had already met on board ship —though he was said to be so unapproachable — Dr. Lanyon, a distinguished member of the staff; and one of the patients would
Published October 1st 1984 by Harlequin Books (first published 1958)
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Fiona Marsden
Jun 20, 2013 Fiona Marsden rated it it was amazing
I've read this several times and enjoyed it every time. The heroine Madeline goes to Canada after her half sister Clarissa suggests, it having become engaged to a Canadian.

Clarissa however jilts the Canadian and marries someone else and Madeline decides to go anyway and work in the Dominion Hospital. Incidentally I couldn't find such a hospital in 1958 Montreal but several other places were mentioned providing some interest.

Madeline makes a friend in Nat Lanyon, the distinguished surgeon who was
Oct 22, 2013 Leona rated it it was ok
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This is definitely not one of MB's better books. In fact, this one read more like a "first work" effort rather than one in the height of her career. I searched for the copyright and was shocked to see that it was first published in 1958 when MB was well into her writing career.

It was slow to get started. I was at the half way point before I felt like we were getting into the actual story. Until then, I was just reading about a nurse that relocated to Canada which is ok, but hardly a mesmerizing
Feb 29, 2016 Anuradha rated it liked it
I have never rated a Mary Burchell story below 4 stars, this one just fell off the mark a little. For one, the heroine spends an inordinate amount of time fantasizing about another man. That the hero doesn't seem to mind much is even more irritating.

I'd rather have jealous histrionics than an indifferent hero who knows the other guy is a scum and patiently waits for the girl to come to her senses. But in the last few pages when she does really come to her senses thanks to the other guy, she doe
Jul 27, 2015 Tishke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did not care for her half sister at all and wanted to see her telling her off but that never happened. I cared less for the mother of the OM she was seeing! What a bitch! I loved the opera singer patient! How many times she was married... and still her ex husbands would do anything for her... even marrying her rivals so she could get the role! LOL It was part geography, part romance!
Jun 03, 2013 Carmen rated it liked it
Romance in the medical world. Enjoyable.Madeline is a nurse. Dr. Lanyon said to be unapproachable. There is also a beautiful Mrs. Sanders, among the patients, and her attractive son among patients.
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Ida Cook was born on 1904 at 37 Croft Avenue, Sunderland, England. With her eldest sister Mary Louise Cook (1901), she attending the Duchess' School in Alnwick. Later the sisters took civil service jobs in London, and developed a passionate interest in opera. The sisters helped 29 jews to escape from the Nazis, funded mainly by Ida's writing. In 1965, the Cook sisters were honored as Righteous Gen ...more
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