In Love and War

In Love and War

Nursing Heroes

Book - 2015
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In the aftermath of the Battle of Britain, chronically burned airmen were sent to a hospital in a small Sussex town. There Archibald McIndoe rebuilt the faces, hands and bodies of flyers with revolutionary surgical and therapeutic treatments. For Liz Byrski, growing up in the town after the war, the faces of the burned airmen became the stuff of her nightmares. In her late sixties, Liz returned to the town to make peace with her memories and to speak with the survivors -- known as the Guinea Pig Club -- and with the nurses who played a vital and unorthodox role in their treatment, sometimes at a significant personal cost." -- Back cover.
Publisher: Fremantle, W.A. : 2015. Fremantle Press,
ISBN: 9781925161458
Branch Call Number: B 940.547541 BYRS
Characteristics: 215 pages ; 21 cm

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LoganLib_Adults Apr 18, 2016

Fascinating memoir of the author's childhood in Sussex, and her trip back to investigate the story of the 'Guinea Pigs' and the dedicated nurses who worked with them. The writing style is very interesting, combining the author's journey of self-discovery with her research into a period during the... Read More »


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LoganLib_Adults Apr 18, 2016

Fascinating memoir of the author's childhood in Sussex, and her trip back to investigate the story of the 'Guinea Pigs' and the dedicated nurses who worked with them. The writing style is very interesting, combining the author's journey of self-discovery with her research into a period during the Second World War which had far-reaching effects on both herself, the burns victims, and the nurses.

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Oct 27, 2015

Fascinating memoir of the author's childhood in Sussex, and her trip back to investigate the story of the 'Guinea Pigs' and the dedicated nurses who worked with them. The writing style is very interesting, combining the author's journey of self-discovery with her research into a period during the Second World War which had far-reaching effects on both herself, the burns victims, and the nurses.

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