Welcome to Jane Yeadon's website


As a writer, I must qualify as a late developer. Even if my parents, Ian and Elizabeth Macpherson, and grandmother Isabel Cameron, made livings as such, I'd no intention of following that route. You see, I always wanted to be a nurse, a district nurse in fact. After training in Aberdeen, Belfast and Edinburgh, I was lucky to realise that childhood dream.

I was born in Forres, Moray and never imagined returning to it. However, to my surprise, I realise that my husband and I have now lived and worked here for over forty years. Our daughter and son have left though. They work in far flung places and travel there without half the fuss we make going to Elgin, twelve miles away.

When I retired, my sister Elizabeth and I put together a book of the articles written by our mother during her time in the nearby tenant farm Tombain, and where we were brought up. Leaning On A Gate records her time post- war and has been described by Sue Macgregor as a valuable account of Moray farm life. You can catch Liz reading a story from it on the Elizabeth Macpherson website. www.elizabethmacpherson.co.uk

So, with the writing gene finally kicking in, I wrote, It Won't Hurt A Bit . It's a recall of nurse training in Aberdeen in the Sixties. It Shouldn't Happen To A Midwife is set in Belfast and Call Me Sister finds me in Edinburgh and Ross-shire.

Looking back on my life, the everyday melts away. As the past reaches out, I hope readers of the books will meet the nurses who learnt with me to look after ordinary folk with extraordinary courage. And I hope the recall of fun, challenge, excitement as well as sad times makes my readers think I've taken them on a worthwhile journey.

 

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