Lexie Cook


I started nursing training in 1960 in New Zealand, along with many other young ladies most of whom had to choose between nursing and school teaching. University education was too expensive for most families and not many girls went as we were expected to marry, and have lots of babies. It was an amazing time to be young, with so much wonderful music and the emerging social and sexual revolution. However, we were sadly lacking in education and contraception. I eventually married and we moved to Australia. For the next few years we moved around and I nursed part time while rearing our two sons. In 1993 I left nursing and we moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast and I worked for the next 18 years for a community organisation. We now live in a lovely rural area with our three rescue dogs, two old cockatoos a galah and a variety of breeds of chooks. We also have a couple of carpet pythons around who keep the rat and mice population under control. We are lucky to have an excellent U3A organisation on the coast and I attend a writing group where we learn the basics of writing, editing, and publishing. Writing is an amazing hobby and I have met some great people who have some very interesting stories to tell.

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The Search for Faith
Price: Free! Words: 78,700. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The 'Search for Faith' is the sequel to 'The Roads to Mangere'. We continue along with a nurse and a sailor who is searching for his identity from when they meet until the present day. The story portrays life in the swinging 60’s and 70’s and beyond. The world has changed since 1960 and the book the author explains how the changes affected some of the children who grew up in the 1940s and 50s
The Roads to Mangere
Price: Free! Words: 102,240. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The story is about two young people who totally unprepared face the challenges of life in the 1960’s. This generation were the trailblazers in an unprecedented social and sexual revolution but was sadly lacking in education and contraception. Many emerged scratched and bruised as they make their way through the sexual jungle but faced it with a resilience they had learned as post-WW2 children

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