Flora's comfortable life is turned upside down when a hospital visit thrusts her into the realities of World War 1. She is soon transporting injured soldiers and helping out exhausted nurses – managing to fall in love along the way.
As Flora battles to save lives and find her own, a tragic misunderstanding changes everything.
After having visited both Cairo and Gallipoli I found it easy to get swept away in the story. Rushby’s descriptions easily tugged on my memories at times and the things I learnt whilst visiting both places.
The journey 16 year old Flora goes on as she witnesses the horror of war could easily have changed her into a entirely different character. I was glad for the changes that Rushby allowed. I was thankful they weren’t overdone. The wounds and injuries were another element of the story that could have been written with more gore for effect. However Rushby wrote just enough to allow the reader to try and imagine the horror and challenges faced.
Ford Street Publishing
The Valley of the Kings.
Over 60 tombs have been excavated here.