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Our Lamps Were Heavy

by Eleanor A. Sinclair
Eleanor Sinclair opens the yellowed pages of her daily diaries and revisits the three years she spent training at the Holy Family Hospital School of Nursing in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in the 1950s. She tells of the austere Sisters who trained her, details everyday happenings in the hospital and nurses' residence, shares shocking stories about hospital life, and tells all that it took to earn a gold pin and a nurse’s cap with the treasured black band.
ISBN 978-0-9879643-3-5    152 pages / 41 photos
C. 2012
Non-fiction - Ages 13 to Adult








DriverWorks Ink is pleased to donate to numerous charities from the sale of many of our books.
Our Charities of Choice include: Canadian Cancer Society, Cancer Research Unit at University of Saskatchewan/Canadian Cancer Agency, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, CIBC Run for the Cure, Relay For Life, Raise-A-Reader, Canadian Paralympic Association, Children's Wish Foundation, Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund, Canadian War Museum, KLD Wellness Foundation, Alzheimer Society of Canada.

C. 2011 DriverWorks Ink
DriverWorks Ink gratefully acknowledges support from Creative Saskatchewan's Creative Industries Production Grant.