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Florence Nightingale

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In this major biography of Florence Nightingale, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw significant new light on this extraordinary woman's life and character.


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In this major biography of Florence Nightingale, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw significant new light on this extraordinary woman's life and character.
-Publisher

'sUPERB'  Sunday Times
'ENGROSSING'  History Today
'EXCELENT'  Spectator
'ENTHRALLING'  Guardian
WHO WAS THE LADY WITH THE LAMP?
WHERE DID THE LEGEND COME FROM?
AND WHAT WAS THE TRUTH?
From her battles with family, doctors, nurses and the British establishment to her ceaseless work on behalf of the sick, the wounded and the dying, Florence Nightingale, more perhaps than any other modern historical figure, has been misrepresented by history. Mark Bostridge's enthralling Florence Nightingale sets the record straight about the most passionate and determined woman of the Victorian age.
'Brilliantly evoked . . . It is hard to imagine how one might improve upon Bostridge's masterly understanding of the costs, trials and triumphs of [Nightingale's life]'  Sunday Times
'Gripping and faultless'  Observer, Books of the Year
'remarkable. A subtle, scholarly and immensely readable portrait. Scrupulous, thoughtful and clear-eyed. A masterly achievement'  Financial Times
'It will not be superseded for generations to come'  Sunday Telegraph

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 298790
  • Product Code 9780140263923
  • ISBN 0140263926
  • EAN 9780140263923
  • Pages 647
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Jun 2009
  • Sales Rank 47839
  • Dimensions 196 x 127 x 41mm
  • Weight 0.477kg

Mark Bostridge

Mark Bostridge was born in 1961 and was educated at Oxford University. His biography of Vera Brittain, co-authored with Paul Berry, was selected as a book of the year by "The Independent," He lives in England.

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