Florence Nightingale, a historical drama, a superb love story - from the Richard & Judy bestselling author of EAST OF THE SUN.
Catherine Carreg has grown up a tomboy, spending her days racing her ponies with Deio, the drover's son, in a small Welsh village. But Catherine is consumed by a longing to escape the monotony of village life and, with Deio's help, runs away to London.
Alone in the unfamiliar bustle of the city, Catherine finds a position in a rest home for sick governesses in Harley Street, run by Miss Florence Nightingale. Then, as the nation is gripped by reports of the war in the Crimea, Catherine volunteers as a nurse - and her life changes beyond all recognition.
Arriving in Scutari, she is pitched into a living nightmare and, against the passion and heroism of one of the most traumatic wars in history, she is forced to grow up quickly and painfully, and learn the hardest lessons of love and war.
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I really enjoyed this book - an incredible journey for a sheltered but feisty Welsh girl of the 1850s and a horrifying insight into the Crimean war and the nursing profession of the time - a very different vision of Florence Nightingale than the one I had. A beautifully written book and very "real" characters.
Couldn't put it down! Best book I've read for a long time