From Manchester to the Arctic
A young, recently qualified nurse from Manchester, in an impetuous moment, applies for a job as the nurse in a remote settlement in the Canadian Arctic. The story is set in the 1970s when conditions were still very challenging for westerners, and Connie soon realises that she has taken on something far beyond her romantic notions of life in the north.
Although the book is entirely fictional, it is loosely based on the adventures of my wife, Glen, who was that young, romantic and impetuous nurse! Although the main character, Connie, is ficticious, details about Arctic small-settlement life in the early 1970s, however, are very much based on Glen's recollections in her journals from that time. They provide a snapshot of a way of life that no longer exists in the 21st century.