In the 1960s, an intrepid young nurse sets off on a big adventure to the Atolls... A Time of My Life is Mo Rudling's second book, and follows on from Travels with Morris (Matador 2014). She writes of the opportunity she had to work close to the Equator, as a nurse on Atolls in the centre of the Pacific Ocean, during the dying days of British Colonialism. The islanders suffer from a wide a range of issues; poverty, infant mortality and rudimentary health care. Based initially on Tarawa, Mo travels to several other Corals by small boat, where she needs to wade ashore through shallow seas to see her patients.
Mo Rudling was responsible for the islanders medical care and to oversee the nurse training that was being developed for islanders on these Atolls. During her time there, Mo worked with the wonderful and friendly Gilbertese (islanders) and learned about their islands and culture - her experiences are now related in this charming, nostalgic tale.