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Famous Lives: Florence Nightingale By Kay Woodward

Famous Lives: Florence Nightingale by Kay Woodward

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A fascinating biography on this remarkable pioneer of nursing.

Famous Lives: Florence Nightingale Summary

Famous Lives: Florence Nightingale by Kay Woodward

Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 to a wealthy family. Against the wishes of her parents, Florence soon realised her dream to nurse and became superintendent at a hospital in Harley Street, London. However, it is for her work during the Crimean War that Florence is most remembered. Upon arrival at the British army hospital in Scutari, Turkey, Florence and her nurses set about bringing order to the filthy, diseased chaos that greeted them. Sickened by what she had witnessed at Scutari, at the end of the war Florence returned to London where she dedicated the remainder of her life to campaigning for better nursing facilities both in the army and civilian life. Young readers will be intrigued by the fascinating life and experiences of Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War. Contains quotation panels (including letters and diary extracts), a date chart, glossary and index.

Famous Lives: Florence Nightingale Reviews

Florence Nightingale...[is] given the biography treatment, in a well illustrated and readable style suitable for teenage students.' -- Evening Echo 20020928 'the text [is] complemented by quotations from original documents and also by photographs.' -- The School Librarian 20030303

About Kay Woodward

Kay Barnham is a former Wayland editor, now working as a freelance writer and editor of children's non-fiction.

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Famous Lives: Florence Nightingale by Kay Woodward
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Hachette Children's Group
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