One Pair of Feet

  • by Monica Dickens
  • Narrated by Carole Boyd
  • 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As the effects of the war raging in Europe begin to be felt at home in London, Monica Dickens decides to do her bit and to pursue a new career, and so enrols as a student nurse at a hospital in rural Hertfordshire.
By nature clever and spirited, she struggles to submit to the iron rule of the Matron and Sisters, and is alternately infuriated and charmed by her patients. That's not to mention the mountains of menial work that are a trainee's lot. But there are friends among the staff and patients, night-time escapades to dances with dashing army men, and her secret writing project to keep her going.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

excellent story, beautifully read.

Would you consider the audio edition of One Pair of Feet to be better than the print version?

nothing could beat the book, but when you're tired and it's late it's wonderful to listen to.


What was one of the most memorable moments of One Pair of Feet?

too many to select one.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

all of them.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it made me smile and feel very nostalgic.


Any additional comments?

one of my favourite books. a wonderful description of nursing during the second world war.
if you like hearing about life during that period you'll love this.

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- marylyne taylor

Who'd be a nurse?

If you could sum up One Pair of Feet in three words, what would they be?

Monica Dickens, after she had tried being a reporter and a cook and written about those too .
True, funny, poignant by turns, good picture of life in hospital during World War II.


Would you recommend One Pair of Feet to your friends? Why or why not?

If you liked Call the Midwife you might like this too.


What about Carole Boyd’s performance did you like?

Read well, no distraction from the story.


Any additional comments?

One Pair of Hands which preceded this is also worth listening to.

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- Julie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2014
  • Publisher: Soundings