Based in the South West of England, I have been writing historical events for many years, enjoying the benefits of the internet for my research. I have found that we are all aware of the names of people without knowing anything about them, this is my chance to bring these people to life. I have the support of my wife and three grown up children; my very full life being filled to over-brimming by my studies for a Masters degree in English Literature. The next famous character is already being researched...enjoy Florence.
These are the imagined thoughts of Florence Nightingale, as she lay in her bed, in London, in 1910, just before she died.
Taking a liberty with her musings, this book looks at a variety of issues that shaped her life and career, and gives an insight to the life she would have led, along with the times she was living in.
Looking at her childhood, her social upbringing, the book moves on to the episodes that has left her memory so fresh, even today.
Find out why was she called the 'Lady of the Lamp', who coined the phrase, and discover how her later years developed following her fame.
Told in an anecdotal fashion, this book takes a side-wards look at this most famous of nurses, leaving the reader with a sense of satisfaction and sadness at the end, while leaving lots of avenues for further research into this wonderful old lady.