Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
When Matron Ruled
by Peter Ardern
No current Talk conversations about this book.
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0753156350, Hardcover)
When Matron Ruled explores the qualities and values that set the matron apart as a leader of nurses, and looks at individual personalities, from the time of Nightingale's matrons to their demise three decades ago. In her commanding role within the hospital, the matron was both feared and revered, and her main abilities were her organizational skills, maintenance of nursing standards within the hospital, and resolution of the problems of her staff and patients. With many direct accounts from matrons and their nurses, this book dispels the myths about these remarkable leaders of nurses.
(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:15:26 -0400)
"In this volume, originally compiled exclusively for the members of the Science Fiction Book Club and not available in stores, editor Marvin Kaye has skillfully gathered brand-new contributions to the hoard of dragon lore by five top fantasy authors." "Orson Scott Card - offers a gothic yarn set in contemporary suburbia. "In the Dragon's House" tells about the mysterious dragon that lives in the wiring of an old house, palpable only to a young boy who in dreams shares its body and feels its true size and power. But what does it really want?" "Mercedes Lackey, prolific author of the Valdemar saga, writes of a slave boy who is chosen to care for a warrior's dragon. Vetch (and the reader) will learn much about dragon behavior ... and this special dragon's secrets may be the key to his freedom. (Lackey was so taken by young Vetch that she expanded his adventures into a full-length novel with the same name as this novella - "Joust.")"."Tanith Lee is no stranger to dragons, which appear quite often in her award-winning fantasies. The fable "Love in a Time of Dragons" is imbued with their signature atmosphere - Old World, moody, erotic - as a kitchen maid goes a-questing with a handsome champion to slay the local drakkor. But the tale takes a surprising twist ..." "Elizabeth Moon, author of the popular Esmay Suiza and Heris Serrano series, takes a break from military science fiction to give us the tale of a young man forced by lies to flee his village ... into an adventure of dwarfs and dragon-spawn, of trust and wisdom, and, ultimately, "Judgment."" "Rounding off the collection is Michael Swanwick's "King Dragon, " a strange amalgam of twentieth-century technology and faery magic, in which the award-winning author invokes a truly sinister and repellent creature - a being with the soul of a beast and the body of a machine - part metal, part devil ... all merciless."--BOOK JACKET.
RatingAverage: No ratings.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.