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WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
Friday, May 22, 2015 by Patti Shene

Feaured book:  Nightingales At War

Author’s name:  Donna Douglas

Publisher:  Arrow (part of Random House UK)

Genre:  Historical fiction/Saga

Stand alone or series:  Series (can be read as a stand alone books)

Target age:  Anyone who enjoys reading about the way we were!

 

ALL THE WAY FROM “ACROSS THE POND,” AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS STOPS BY TO TELL US ABOUT HER WRITING AND HER NIGHTINGALE SERIES.

 

DONNA IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF NIGHTINGALES AT WAR. CHECK BELOW TO SEE HOW TO ENTER TO WIN.

 

Welcome, Donna! What was your first job as a writer?

I don’t know if you had them in the States, but over here back in the 1970s/80s we had photo love story magazines were very popular. They were like comic strips, but the story was told in photographs instead of drawings. My first writing job was creating these stories for a magazine called Oh Boy! I had to write the script, choose the models and go out with a photographer and shoot the story. As you can imagine, it was a great job for a young would-be author! Although I didn’t realise it at the time, it taught me a lot about the whole storytelling process, including plotting, creating tension and writing snappy dialogue.

 

Tell us about your Nightingale series.

It’s a series of novels set in an East London hospital in the 1930s, leading up to and including the war years, and it follows the lives of the nurses who work there. It’s a bit like Call The Midwife, but set a couple of decades earlier, when medicine was very different. Nursing in those days was a strictly regimented way of life; nurses worked 14 hour shifts and lived in under the watchful eye of a Home Sister. It was tough, yet many of the retired nurses I’ve spoken to say it was the happiest time of their life. They made lifelong friends, and in spite of all the strict rules they managed to have a great deal of fun. I’ve tried to capture some of that warmth, fun and friendship in the Nightingale books, as well as the life and death drama of working in a hospital. Even though it's a series, each book can also be read and enjoyed on its own (although of course I hope people will read them all!).

 

What inspired you to write about nurses in 1930’s London?

Well, I’d like to say it was all my idea, but sadly it wasn’t! I had written a number of ‘chicklit’ type novels when my agent asked if I would like to try my hand at writing an historical series. She knew a publisher who was looking for a series set in a hospital and she wondered if I’d like to have a go. Although I love reading historical fiction, my first reaction was – why? But in the end I agreed to do some research into nursing in the 1930s, just to see if it took me anywhere. And I soon realised that not only was there an amazing story to be told about these women, but that I wanted to be the one to tell it. As I researched more, so the original Nightingale Girls came into my mind; a sassy working class East End girl wanting to better herself, a wealthy heiress looking to escape the confines of her aristocratic life, and a shy girl who had been pushed into nursing by her overbearing mother. Once those three got together, the story took off from there.

 

What was the most interesting part about doing the research for this series?

Without a doubt, it was hearing the fascinating stories of the women who nursed at that time. The Royal College of Nursing has a wonderful oral history archive, full of accounts from nurses who trained and worked right from the time of Florence Nightingale herself. I spent many days there, going through them all to make sure my story was as accurate as possible. As well as the ‘paper’ research, I also interviewed lots of retired nurses. They told me some wonderful stories, many of which have made it into the books.   

 

What are your favorite and least favorite aspects of the writing process and why?

My favourite aspect is research. I love digging out obscure facts, finding that missing piece of the puzzle that will bring my story to life. And I love it even more when my research inspires my story to take a completely new direction. Least favourite? The fact that I never have enough time. I write two books a year, so I always seem to be up against a deadline!

 

Even though you are a UK based author, are your books popular in the United States?

Their popularity is growing, I think. They’re available mostly as ebooks, although you can get paperback copies via Amazon. They’re very popular with fans of period dramas such as Call The Midwife and Downton Abbey.

 

What is your next project?

I’ve just published my sixth Nightingale book, Nightingales At War, and I’m currently working on the seventh. It’s another wartime book, and it follows the nurses as the London hospital is evacuated down to the countryside. They end up in a requisitioned country house, which the hospital has to share with a Royal Air Force squadron. So I’m currently researching World War 2 aircraft, which is interesting!

 

Thank you for having me on your wonderful site, Patti. I hope you and your readers enjoy my books!

Thank you so much for spending time with us, Donna!

 

Find Nightigales at War here 

 

LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF NIGHTINGALES AT WAR BETWEEN NOW AND FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH AT MIDNIGHT MDT

 

Donna Douglas is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Nightingale books, a series of novels set in an East End hospital in the years leading up to the Second World War. She started her career writing photo love stories in teenage magazines and worked as a women’s magazine journalist before becoming an author. Her most recent book, Nightingales at War, was published in May. Donna was born in London, but now lives in York with her husband.  When she isn’t writing, she likes walking, reading and watching movies.

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Comments

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 5/25/2015 4:13:26 PM

Thank you for coming by, Gail. Sorry it took me a while to acknowledge your comment. Lots of thunderstorms around here have limited my computer time.

Gail Kittleson From Iowa At 5/24/2015 8:58:30 PM

Hi Donna, Oh, BOY am I excited. I love CALL THE MIDWIVES, and know I'd enjoy your Nightingale series. I've written a 3 book WWII series, some of which takes place in London, so I'm thrilled to be in contact w/a British author. Thanks for sharing with us.

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WELCOME AUTHOR SALLY CHAMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
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WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
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WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
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LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
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INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WHY WE WAIT
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WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
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6/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
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6/13/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
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5/22/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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5/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
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4/10/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
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3/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
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3/14/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
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2/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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2/14/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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1/24/2015

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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1/16/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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1/10/2015

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
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12/27/2014

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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12/20/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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12/18/2014

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
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12/14/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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12/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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12/6/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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11/29/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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11/22/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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10/25/2014

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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10/19/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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10/10/2014

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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10/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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9/19/2014

BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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8/30/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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8/23/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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8/16/2014

SITTING IDLE
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8/10/2014

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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8/3/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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7/26/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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7/20/2014

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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7/14/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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6/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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6/20/2014

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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6/16/2014

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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6/7/2014

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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5/30/2014

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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5/17/2014

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
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4/23/2014

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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4/19/2014

PLAY BALL!
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4/17/2014

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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4/12/2014

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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4/4/2014

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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3/29/2014

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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3/26/2014

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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3/22/2014

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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3/19/2014

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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3/15/2014

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
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3/13/2014

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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3/8/2014

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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3/1/2014

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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2/22/2014

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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2/15/2014

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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2/12/2014

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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2/8/2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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2/5/2014

A Matter of Perspective
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2/1/2014

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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1/25/2014

Monopoly!
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1/21/2014

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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1/17/2014

What Did You Mean By That?
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1/14/2014

Wildlife Video
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1/10/2014

My Best Reads of 2013
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1/8/2014

The Dumbest Kid in School
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1/3/2014

Good-bye to 2013
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1/1/2014

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
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12/22/2013

One Spectacular Christmas Display
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12/19/2013

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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11/29/2013

Shared Experience
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11/24/2013

Facing the Monster
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10/25/2013

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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I'll Be Happy When...
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5/14/2013

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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5/5/2013

I Can't Do This!
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5/2/2013

BREAKING THE RULES
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4/28/2013

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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4/21/2013

Vulnerability to Fear
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4/17/2013

Faith and Fear
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4/15/2013

Those Temporary Interruptions
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2/21/2013

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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2/7/2013

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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2/3/2013

Taking Stock
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1/30/2013

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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1/26/2013

Winter - Bah Humbug!
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1/22/2013

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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1/19/2013

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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1/16/2013

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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1/12/2013

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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1/9/2013

The last Day of the Christmas Season
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1/5/2013

Accountability in the Extreme
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1/2/2013

The day after Christmas
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12/26/2012

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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12/22/2012

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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12/19/2012

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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12/15/2012

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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12/12/2012

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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12/8/2012

News From Nashville & Beyond
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12/4/2012

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
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11/13/2012

Welcome Home!
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11/13/2012

Confessions of a first book editor
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11/13/2012

Going Home
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11/13/2012

GPCWC in Restospect
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11/13/2012

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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11/13/2012

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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11/13/2012

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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11/13/2012

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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11/13/2012

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
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11/13/2012