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Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,765 - Total Helpful Votes: 110 of 121
Unknown Warriors: The Letters of Kate Luard, RRC a&hellip by John and Caroline Stevens
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best!, 17 Aug 2014
When Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front was published by William Blackwood in 1915, the author, Kate (Evelyn) Luard, had to remain anonymous. As a member of Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve it was not acceptable for her to comment publicly on her work with the British Expeditionary Force in France. As a result, the book shed its copyright restraints some time ago, allowing thousands of readers to enjoy one of the few accurate accounts of the work of a trained military nurse during the Great War. In 1930 Kate Luard published her second book, Unknown Warriors, under her own name, picking up where she left off in 1915 and completing her wartime story… Read more
Time and Tide: A Hew Cullen Mystery: Book 3 by Shirley McKay
I enjoyed this very much. I'm not usually a reader of medieval crime fiction and this is the second book in the series that I've read. While it took me a while to get into the period in the first one, this came much more easily and I found it simpler to understand the vast differences between then and now. The characters are well developed and the relationships between them interesting. Quite startling in parts to realise how subservient women were and how tenuous their hold on life could be when stepping out of line. It made me feel very grateful for being part of the twenty-first century.
Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resiste&hellip by Kathryn J. Atwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Wide appeal, 22 July 2014
I found a lot to interest me in this book. Although intended for the 'young adult' market, I think that description does it a disservice. With the centenary of the Great War prominent in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe there is increasing interest in the period among ordinary people, previously neither historically nor academically inclined. Kathryn Atwood's well researched book gives a factual and straightforward account of sixteen women whose names are unknown to most, written in a relaxed style and uncomplicated language.

Divided into 'bite-sized' pieces, it can read as a whole or dipped into for information on a particular individual or area. The choice of… Read more

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