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Florence Nightingale by Cecil Woodham-Smith

Florence Nightingale by Cecil Woodham-Smith

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Florence Nightingale


by Cecil Woodham-Smith

Constable and Company, 1982, ISBN 0094649103, black and white photographic frontispiece, black and white plates, paperback

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing with small tears and chips to edges and corners, sticker residue to top front cover, no inscriptions, library stamps and inserts to back end-papers, sticker residue to spine (see photographs)

"This long and detailed biography presents a complete and faithful portrait of the astonishing woman who was Florence Nightingale.  When the book was first published in 1950, it had been Miss Nightingale's fate to be obscured by her own celebrity and to have he brilliance of her mind and personality clouded by her romantic appeal as the Lady with the Lamp.

In the preparation of her biography, Mrs Woodham-Smith had been allowed access to a very large quantity of papers which, for family reasons, had never before been available.  the character of Miss Nightingale which emerges is as fascinating as it is unexpected."




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