Donna Douglas's Nightingale novels have been bestsellers since their first publication and now each book rides high in the Sunday Times list on publication. The series opens in the Autumn of 1934 as three girls set out on the path to become nurses at the Nightingale Teaching Hospital and each new novel takes their story on to further heartache and happiness.

In The Nightingale Christmas Show (Arrow), it's 1945 and Matron Kathleen Fox has the job of putting the Nightingale Hospital back together after the end of the war. In the name of festive cheer Kathleen decides to put on a Christmas Show for the patients. The idea is greeted with mixed feelings by the nurses, but as rehearsals begin, it seems the show isn’t just a tonic for the patients – could the Nightingale Christmas Show be just what the doctor ordered for the nurses too?

Donna also writes The Nurses of Steeple Street series. She lives in York.

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