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Florence Nightingale : The Woman and Her Legend by Mark Bostridge
  

Florence Nightingale : The Woman and Her Legend

Biography / Autobiography   History   

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 27 November 2008.

A very absorbing book on the life of Florence Nightingale. Probably nothing else out there as in depth or as interestingly written.

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Florence Nightingale : The Woman and Her Legend by Mark Bostridge

The soldier’s saviour, the standard-bearer of modern nursing, a pioneering social reformer – and much else besides – Florence Nightingale belongs to that select band of historical characters who are instantly recognisable. As the Lady with the Lamp, ministering to the wounded and dying of the Crimean War, she offers an enduring image of sentimental appeal, and one that is permanently lodged in the national consciousness. She has been honoured and admired, criticised and ridiculed. More often than not, she has been misrepresented and misunderstood.

In this remarkable book, the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in over fifty years, Mark Bostridge draws on a wealth of unpublished material, including previously unseen family papers, to throw significant new light on this extraordinary woman’s life and character. By disentangling elements of myth from the reality, Bostridge has written a vivid and immensely readable account of one of the most iconic figures in modern British history.

About the Author

Mark Bostridge is a biographer and literary critic who lives in London.

He is the biographer of Florence Nightingale. (source:the Guardian)

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Book Info

Publication date

25th September 2008

Author

Mark Bostridge

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History


ISBN

9780670874118

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