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How the fight for women's rights can lead to murder
on 6 February 2002
A great book about the murder of a nurse colleague of Hester in the Crimean War. The suspense is kept until we know the terrible end. The murderer is above suspicion and the motive once again is related to the apparently innate hypocritical nature of victorian society. The drama of women's lives, poor or rich, and the cruel indifference towards their plight makes this book an extremely moving and powerful indictment perhaps even for our day.