Voltaire born 1694: He wrote in many genres, but in the modern era he is best remembered for his connections with the theater and his short stories dramatizing philosophical issues. The most famous of these is Candide (1759) Read Candide by Voltaire
Evelyn Prentis - Author
Brought up in Lincolnshire, Evelyn Prentis (real name Evelyn Taws) left home at eighteen to become a nurse. She later moved to London during the war, where she married and raised her family. Like so many other nurses, she went back to hospital and used any spare time she might have had bringing up her children and running her home. Born in 1915, she died in 2001 at the age of eighty-five.
Featured Books, with extracts, by Evelyn Prentis
A Nurse in Action Evelyn Prentis
'We were quickly learning to live with war. We became very proficient at moving the patients who could walk quickly to the shelters when the sirens went. We were equally proficient at talking those who couldn't walk into believing that... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011