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    DescriptionIt's 1957, and in a shattered post-war world, life goes on. Dot, a pupil midwife, negotiates the streets on her trusty old bicycle - come rain or shine - to help women in need. Living and working under the supervision of the strict Mrs O'Reilly, she must complete her training with twelve deliveries: there's Mrs Wardle who lives in a seedy slum; the eighth Clarke baby, born in an unusual place; the superstitious Wests, desperate for a boy; baby Murphy who is received with laughter; and brothel-worker Mrs Maloney. Amid lectures, textbooks and university dances, Dot must saddle up at any time of the day and night to attend deliveries. But just when she thinks she's got the measure of the job, fate deals her an unexpected hand...


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    Title
    Twelve Babies on a Bike
    Subtitle
    Diary of a Pupil Midwife
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dot M. Dunn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409120100
    ISBN 10: 1409120104
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    LC classification: CT
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    DC22: 618.2
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    BIC subject category V2: MQD
    DC22: 618.20092
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPG, 1DBKEM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: MQD
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    01 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dot May Dunn was born in Derbyshire, the daughter of a miner. In 1951 she joined the newly established NHS as a pre-nursing student at Leicester Royal Infirmary, eventually becoming a Research Fellow at St Bartholomew's London and the London Hospital Medical College. She has four nursing qualifications and 50 years on the 'coal face' behind her. She lives in Warwickshire and divides her time between England and France.
    Review quote
    there are times for laughter and tears with Dunn's storytelling reminiscent of the anecdotal writings of James Herriot and Richard Gordon. SOUTH WALES ARGUS