By Nick Holloway
Nick Holloway’s nursing profession used to be spent operating in care houses in South Wales. His many reports, unhappy, surprising, harrowing, uplifting, miserable and a laugh, encouraged him to put in writing Autumn’s shades, his first novel. This light-hearted tale is determined in an imaginary care domestic within the Dorset city of Dorchester, England, the city within which Nick proficient as a nurse. the folks and occasions within the e-book are established heavily on actual care houses, genuine humans and genuine cities. They squabble, chat, fall out, banter, make acquaintances and try and seduce one another – similar to humans within the outdoor international. The occasions defined within the publication might be wide-spread to somebody who works in a care domestic, or who visits an individual in a single.
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