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A Further Glimpse

Beverley Cowcher

Continuing on from A Backward Glance, this delightful book shares stories of family, friends and community nursing. Heart-warming and endearing, shared with the typical gentle humour of its author.

A young widow with three children, Beverley returns to her nursing career with the Silver Chain Nursing Association in Busselton, eventually becoming Manager of the Busselton Branch.

The patient stories, told with Beverley’s kind humour and compassion show the role of the Silver Chain nurse in the 1970’s through to the 1990’s. The teamwork, the willingness of the nurses to work with patient and family preferences, and the genuine love for the community and their patients shines through in Beverley’s latest novel.

Intertwined with the patient stories is the continuing story of family and friends, children becoming adults, friends developing and the love and loss, joy and sadness and humour associated with the everyday lives of people who see themselves as normal, but are in fact extraordinary.



About the Author

Beverley Cowcher

Born in Melbourne in 1933, Beverley attended Glen Iris Primary and Spring Road Central schools and Korowa Church of England Girls Grammar School. After a short time working at the Bank of New South Wales in Collins Street, she completed her nursing training at the Alfred Hospital, followed by the midwifery certificate at St. Georges’ Hospital in Kew.

In search of adventure she crossed the Nullarbor to Western Australia where she married and created a family over the last 60 years. Beverley published her first book, A Backward Glance, in 2016. Beverley lost her brave battle with pancreatic cancer on 29 July 2020, shortly after completing her second book, A Further Glimpse. As per her wishes, her children proudly published her second book on her behalf in November 2020.




A Backward Glance

Beverley Cowcher

A beautiful and gentle story of a branch of the Mainland family, beginning with their early years in Australia. After establishing their roots in country Victoria, the family migrated to the farming community of Narrogin, in Western Australia, and finally lived in Dunsborough and Busselton, which were very different then from the towns we know today.

A story of love, laughter, and sadness told with humour and self-deprecation as it journeys through a family’s history. Full of unsung heroes and real people doing everything they can to make life wonderful for their families and children, while contributing as much as they could to the fabric of the communities they were living in.

This is a story that will make you laugh and cry, and will leave you feeling better about the world. – Click here to read more.






A Backward Glance by Beverley Cowcher

ISBN: 978-1-922409-59-1
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent:340 pages
RRP: $26.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Non-fiction -- Autobiography
Distribution: -- out of print --


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