Kicking the Habit Paperback

From Convent to Casualty in 1960s Liverpool

by Eleanor Stewart

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For fans of 'Call the Midwife' this Liverpool biography transports you back to the 60s following Eleanor Stewart's story

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Kicking the Habit

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  • For fans of TV shows like 'Call the Midwife';
  • This 60s-set autobiography mixes faith and hospital drama
  • These stories will make you laugh, cry, and want to know more

If you loved the TV series ‘Call the Midwife’, this real life account of a young woman’s journey from convent to casualty is just for you. Kicking the Habit is the story of Eleanor Stewart's transition from carefree young woman of the Beatles generation through to a reclusive life in a French convent and on to serving as an inner city midwife.

Beginning among the parties and nightclubs of the swinging sixties, Eleanor’s story is one of drama, excitement, exhilaration and tragedy as she first gives up everything for the life of a nun, and then sacrifices the peace and tranquillity of the religious life for the business of bringing new life into the world she’s denied, but must now re-enter.

Written with honesty and affection, this is an intimate portrait of convent and hospital life that will appeal to readers of biography, social history and the details often missing from fiction set in the rapidly changing social and spiritual world of the 1960s.

Kicking the Habit by Eleanor Stewart was published by Lion Hudson in June 2013 and is our 4049th best seller. The ISBN for Kicking the Habit is 9780745956114.

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At the age of 18, Eleanor goes to France to enter a convent, After four years of struggling with the religious life, she becomes a nun, and then trains as a midwife in a large inner-city hospital in Liverpool. While Beatlemania grips the nation, she is trying to coordinate the demands of the religious life with the drama, excitement and occasional tragedy of the hospital world.

Written with honesty and affection, this is an intimate portrait of convent and hospital life.

If you laughed at 'Sister Act' and enjoyed 'Call the Midwife', you will love 'Kicking the Habit'.

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Details for Kicking the Habit

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson (June 2013)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages240
Thickness20 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4066772
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