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Matron, from the clinically efficient heights of Southern Cross Hospital, could only be described as scathing when she explained to Sister Maggie Chappy what was in store for her at the much smaller and more intimate establishment of Helping Hands, in its quiet riverside backwater. And when Maggie arrived there she certainly agreed that it seemed to be the most unorthodox ...more
Published 1962 by Mills & Boon
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4 Stars ~ Maggie has just received her nurses' certificate after four hard years of training at Southern Cross hospital in Sydney. She'll be going to remote Jonathan Town to keep house and be companion to her Uncle Harry. Jonathan Town is way up the Windybank River and is best reached by boat. When Matron of Southern Cross tells Maggie that she's needed at the Helping Hands Convalescent Home near Jonathan Town, Maggie's reminds her that she'd planned to be her uncle's housekeeper. Matron ...more
Enid Joyce Owen Dingwell, née Starr, was born on 1908 in Ryde, New South Wales, Australia. She wrote as Joyce Dingwell and Kate Starr at 80 romance novels at Mills & Boon from 1931 to 1986. She was the first Austalian writer, who lives in Australia, published at Mills & Boon. Her novel The House in the Timberwood (1959), had been made into a motion picture: The Winds of Jarrah (1983). Her ...moreMore about Joyce Dingwell...