Most helpful critical review
on 1 September 2015
I borrowed this book from a friend, and had high hopes based on some reviews here. Miss Cavell was an extraordinary woman who humbles me, but I do not think the author does her justice. There are so very many editorial errors, including mixing up names (Alice and Anne) in the first part of the book, that I became more disillusioned. If an author can allow this in her work, what other errors are seeping through and tarnishing the amazing story of an undoubted heroine. I rarely write reviews, but this book has annoyed me so much that I had to.
I should also like to ask Ms Souhami, as an author, is it acceptable to use footnotes to inform your audience about your own family - something which had no relevance to the story?