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Safety First

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In these four stories, Josephine Bell traces the consequences of too great an adherence to the slogan 'Safety First': on Muriel and Arthur, who go to Cornwall on holiday with their sons Ronald and Barry; on Jim, who takes his yacht Seaspray on a cruise while his wife Evie is expecting their longed-for child; on the local and county society who try to obtain a Birthday ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published June 14th 2012 by Policy Press (first published May 31st 1962)
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May 20, 2013 Damaskcat rated it really liked it
Four stories all with the theme of people placing too much emphasis on safety in one form or another. It is always easy to see where other people go wrong in their lives but not always easy to see where you yourself are going wrong. Muriel in the first story reaps the unexpected cost of placing too much emphasis on one form of safety and Jim in the third story is torn between two different forms of safety.

I think my favourite of the four stories is the last one in which a pre-war marriage hits
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Jospehine Bell (the pseudonym of Doris Bell Collier Ball) was born into a medical family, the daughter of a surgeon, in Manchester in 1897.

She attended Godolphin School from 1910 to 1916 and then she trained at Newnham College, Cambridge until 1919. On completing her studies she was assigned to University College Hospital in London where she became M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1922 and M.B. B.S. in 19
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