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Donít Have Your Baby in the Dory
A Biography of Nurse Myra Bennett
By H. Gordon Green

Donít Have Your Baby in the Dory  A Biography of Nurse Myra Bennett By H. Gordon Green

Paperback, 178 pages
Pub Date: May 2012
ISBN 10: 1-926881-80-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-926881-80-5

Price: CDN$19.95

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Book Description
ďItís tempting Providence, it is!Ē he kept saying. ďSail this here ship on Friday the thirteenth? With all them blinkiní mines still loose in the sea? Itís only askiní for trouble, thatís all!Ē

This was the warning given to Nurse Myra Grimsley in 1921 prior to her departure from England to her new assignment in Newfoundland. In May of that year, she arrived in the small fishing hamlet of Danielís Harbour, which remained her home for the rest of her life. Here she became the only medical help along 200 miles of storm-swept coast and an invaluable member of this spread-out community. Half a century later, Myra Bennett was still nursing and enjoying the ďunexpectedĒ adventures of her profession.

Myra Bennett (1890Ė1990) has received numerous awards and titles of distinction for her work, including a doctorate of science, Member of the Order of the British Empire, and Member of the Order of Canada. Her life story has been documented for print and television and adapted for the stage.

About the Author
H. Gordon Green is a storyteller, journalist, and author of numerous rollicking books about Canadian life. He is author, co-author, and editor of more than ten books, both fiction and non-fiction, including novels, collections of short stories and essays, biographies, and history. In January, 1970, he wrote an article about Nurse Myra Bennett for Readerís Digest, which was the basis for this book.


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