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From Jenny's childhood on a farm to boarding school in Sydney, to becoming a 'reluctant' nurse in Melbourne; meeting five close friends, then venturing forth into the unkown as innocent nurses abroad. 




Follow Jenny on her magnificent journey in 1968 around Europe and beyond, in a cranky old bus called Dennis. Imagine crossing the Sahara Desert, being held up by soldiers in East Berlin before the Wall fell, dodging riots in France, Spain, Britain, with the spreading unrest across Europe as it began to prosper. 


This is a story of deep friendship, adventure, good fun, including—of course—the inevitable love story!

About The Author

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Jenny was born and raised on a small farm in the Riverina in southern NSW, Australia. 


Following boarding school in Sydney, she commenced her nursing training at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne before embarking on a twelve-month adventure overseas with five close nursing friends at the age of 21. On her return, she married and lived on a remote cattle station in north Queensland. 


Her life there was recounted in her best-selling biography published as McAllister by Ocean Reeve at inHouse Publishing in 2016, later republished by Allen&Unwin as Back of Beyond in 2018, totalling sales of over 15,000 copies! 


Jenny's newest book, Innocent Nurses Abroad is a prequel to her previous biography. Now the reader can understand where Jenny's indomitable spirit comes from as they follow her exciting but often threatening—and dangerous adventures in Europe and beyond, in 1968.

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