An Ocean Apart

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Pan Macmillan, 2022.
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Sarah Lee., Sarah Lee|AUTHOR., & Debra Michaels|READER. (2022). An Ocean Apart . Pan Macmillan.

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Sarah Lee, Sarah Lee|AUTHOR and Debra Michaels|READER. 2022. An Ocean Apart. Pan Macmillan.

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Sarah Lee, Sarah Lee|AUTHOR and Debra Michaels|READER. An Ocean Apart Pan Macmillan, 2022.

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    [synopsis] => This is a really clever novel . A beautiful story of friendship, new beginnings and love, which entices you in with characters you immediately care about. It's a love letter to the women who left behind everything to help heal our country and establish the NHS. At its heart, it's a story of courage! I could not have loved this more and thought about it long after I turned the last page. A glorious triumph of a book full of characters that feel like real friends, so atmospheric, compelling and nostalgic, I adored it. Sarah Lee never shies away from weightier themes that add layers of depth. Identity and how we present ourselves to others, race, trauma, secrets and relationships of many kinds weave through the story too. With romance, realism and just a touch of humour, An Ocean Apart is billed as a must for fans of Call the Midwife. An uplifting yet thought-provoking story of friendship, loyalty and care for others and a wonderful tribute to a group of people who brought so much to the UK. This topical book is beautifully written and has a gentle pace to it, which keeps the reader enthralled and eager to keep turning the page and is a wonderful debut novel. An evocative tale of post-War London an easy, enjoyable read that celebrates women working hard to succeed together. An Ocean Apart is a warm hug of a book - the charming story of the joys and struggles of a trio of young women in a foreign land . . . Above all, it's an affectionate and nostalgic look back at the British NHS system at a specific moment in time. Enjoyable stuff. Sarah Lee's debut historical novel, An Ocean Apart, is set in the 1950s and follows the lives of three young women from the Caribbean as they come to England in search of a new life, training to be nurses. 
	Inspired by real life stories of the Windrush Generation and her mother's own experiences as a nurse coming to Britain from the Caribbean, Sarah Lee's debut novel An Ocean Apart is a must for fans of Call the Midwife.

It's 1954 and, in Barbados, Ruby Haynes spots an advertisement for young women to train as nurses for the new National Health Service in Great Britain. Her sister, Connie, takes some persuading, but soon the sisters are on their way to a new country – and a whole new world of experiences.

As they start their training in Hertfordshire, they discover England isn't quite the promised land; for every door that's opened to them, the sisters find many slammed in their faces. And though the girls find friendships with their fellow nurses, Connie struggles with being so far from home, and keeping secret the daughter she has left behind in search of a better life for the both of them . . . Sarah Lee has been a journalist and editor for the past twenty-five years, working across news and features and writing for regional and national newspapers, as well as commissioning for women's true-life magazines. More recently she has focused her attention on the world of travel, creating luxury blog LiveShareTravel, and working with destinations and brands worldwide on storytelling marketing campaigns and conferences through her company, Captivate. An Ocean Apart is her debut novel.
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