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The Liverpool Nightingales
The Liverpool Nightingales

The Liverpool Nightingales

The Nursing Series

FICTION

400 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781405936606

Rights: US

Random House UK (Jun 2019)
Penguin UK

Price: $14.95
 
 

Overview

Liverpool, 1863, and Maud Linklater's life as a housemaid changes forever the day she takes little chimney sweep Alfie, to the hospital. Helping to care for him on the ward, Maud is unexpectedly offered the opportunity to train in the newly opened Nursing School run by Ada Houston.Maud instantly befriends the sweet, loving Alice and chatterbox Edie, though it soon becomes clear Alice is troubled by a secret. But across the hall is the manipulative Nancy, who seems to get away with murder both on and off the ward.Maud throws herself into the nursing, showing a particular talent for surgery, and continues to nurture the bond she has forged with young Alfie. But when Alfie goes missing, there is only one person she thinks can help find him, and that is Harry, the man whose affections she's been fending off for months.Can Harry find Alfie before it is too late? And will Maud and her friends manage to qualify despite everything that has been thrown at them?

Author Biography

Kate Eastham trained as a nurse and midwife on the Nightingale wards of Preston Royal Infirmary. She has more than 30 years of experience working in hospital, residential and hospice care. Always reading, she went on to gain a degree in English Literature and was inspired to write after researching the history of nursing and her own family history.