Geoffrey Chaucer died 1400: Widely regarded as the "father of English poetry". His Canterbury Tales is one of the most highly esteemed, and incredibly funny (and bawdy) works in the English language. Read The Cantebuty Tales
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