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on 18 June 2010
This the story of a black Jamaican(1805-1881)who traveled ,at the age of 50 ,to London where her services were rebuffed and then onto the Crimea where she set up the British hotel for recuperating troops and became a legend like Florence Nightingale and Dr.Sutherland.
The author tells the story as she imagines what Mrs. Seacole was thinking which is a bit distracting.
The book is well written,researched and easy to read.There are good notes,referances and bibliography plus excellent illustrations and photographs.