Florence and the Mishchievous Kitten
Florence and the Mishchievous Kitten

Scamp is a tiny escaped house kitten. Beth is the young girl who finds him lost in the middle of London.

When Beth discovers that the kitten belongs to the famous Miss Florence Nightingale, an unlikely friendship begins between the great lady, her mischievous pet, and the penniless Beth.

Then Beth’s sister Iris is struck down with a terrible illness and everyone blames the dreadful conditions at the factory where she works. And with Beth set to follow in her sister’s footsteps as a factory worker, it’s not only Iris’s fate that hangs in the balance…

With the help of Beth’s new friends, can the sisters build themselves a different future?

 

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Secret London: An Unusual Guide
Secret London: An Unusual Guide

Where can you find monsters in Trafalgar Square? Whatever happened to Bedlam? Where can you praise God, buy meatballs and have a sauna? What’s in the House of Dreams? To which secret society does Prince Charles belong? What’s the trick to instant weight loss?

Secret London: An Unusual Guide is the original and still the best of all the many alternative London guides: accept no imitation. Authors Rachel Howard and Bill Nash have prowled the city streets, seeking out the hidden, eccentric and overlooked. Now the definitive insider’s guide to London has been fully updated, with over 40 new entries and a brand new look.

Far from the crowds and the usual cliches, London still reserves any number of hidden treasures for those who know how to wander off the beaten track.

 

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Hoorah for Mary Seacole
Hoorah for Mary Seacole

Mary was a brave nurse.

When a war started in the Crimea, she sails far across the sea to offer her help. Can she save the soldiers, even when the bullets at flying?

 

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Women: Our History
Women: Our History

Have you ever wondered why history books are full of men? And what women were doing at the time? Women: Our History surveys the lives of women across centuries and continents. It examines the often overlooked roles they played, and brings you face to face with the pioneers and rule-breakers who dared to be different. From warrior queens to astronauts, women’s suffrage to the sexual revolution, this is the other side of history.

 

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Gin Made Me Do It: 60 Beautifully Botanical Cocktails
Gin Made Me Do It: 60 Beautifully Botanical Cocktails

From delicate floral notes to crisp citrus bites, gin remains a perennial favourite of cocktail-sippers everywhere. Originally a centuries old medicinal elixir, the brilliantly botanical spirit is much more than tonic’s sidekick. Today’s gin is sophisticatedly sippable, adding depth and flavour to any drink. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a host of cocktails, from the classic to the cutting edge, showcasing the versatile potential of gin.

In Gin Made Me Do It, gin aficionado and cocktail maven Jassy Davis explains everything you need to know: how to choose the right type, mix the ultimate martini and deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion.

Add elegance to your evenings with the perfect G&T or an updated classic like the Aviation or Vesper, or if you’re feeling adventurous, sip on Yuzu Sours, Shooting Stars, Salty Sea Dogs and many more gin-spirational treats.

 

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A History of Nursing
A History of Nursing

A History of Nursing explores the history of nursing by investigating the earliest records of the caring profession, how it progressed and what established it along the way to becoming the nursing we see today. It starts at the beginning of the story –  how, once upon a time, all we had to depend on was Mother Nature.

Over time, education and standards improved for the safety, development and governance of the profession. Not everything was plain sailing and the book introduces lesser-known people who made this possible, sometimes at great cost to themselves, and the effect military nursing had on the nineteenth century in turning nursing from religious principles to the secular standards we see today.

How did nursing go from being knowledge handed down through ancient scripts, folklore and sometimes by accident, to the degree-level, accountable practice of modern times? And why do nurses not wear hats anymore? A History of Nursing answers all these questions and more.

 

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Confessions of a Male Nurse
Confessions of a Male Nurse

From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, Michael Alexander never knew what he was getting himself into. But now, sixteen years since he first launched into his nursing career – as the only man on a gynaecology ward – he’s pretty much had to deal with everything…

Body parts that came off in his hands.

Teenagers with phantom pregnancies.

Doctors unable to tell the difference between their left and right.

Violent drunks.

Singing relatives.

Sexism.

… and more nudity than the sex industry.

 

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Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women
Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women

Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women is the modern  career guide every creative woman needs, whether you’re just starting out or already have years of experience.

Full of fresh ideas and no-nonsense practical advice, Otegha Uwagba takes you through everything you need to build a successful self-made career: from money management to building a killer brand, via a crash course in networking like a pro and tips on overcoming creative block.

With contributions from trailblazing creative women- including acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Refinery29 co-founder Piera Gelardi, The Gentlewoman’s Penny Martin and many more- Little Black Book is a curation of essential wisdom and hard-won career insights. Whether you’re a thinker, a maker, an artist or an entrepreneur, you’ll find inspiration for your working life here.

 

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Notes on Hospitals
Notes on Hospitals

The founder of modern nursing expressed her revolutionary ideas of hospital reform in these two essays, published in 1859 and presented the previous year at the Social Science Congress. During the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale achieved renown as The Lady with the Lamp, the tireless caretaker of wounded soldiers. Afterward, Nightingale searched Europe for innovations to help the army improve its hospital care. This report of her findings and suggestions had a profound effect on the medical community and reestablished the author as an international healthcare authority.

Despite the advances in medical knowledge since Nightingale’s era, her common-sense approach continues to form a solid foundation for nursing. In these essays she voices the importance of hygiene―fresh air and water, cleanliness, proper drainage, and ample light―as well as ongoing consideration for patients’ feelings. Nightingale’s ability to effectively articulate her ideas impressed her contemporaries and continues to influence modern readers. This volume serves as a companion to Nightingale’s classic of nursing literature, Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not.

 

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Florence Nightingale Pitkin Guide
Florence Nightingale Pitkin Guide

A guide to Florence’s life and work by Kirsteen Nixon.

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Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History
Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History

Paperback edition of Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History by Lynn McDonald

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Mid-Victorian Britain
Mid-Victorian Britain

Paperback edition of Mid-Victorian Britain by Christine Garwood.

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Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse
Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

Hard back copy of Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse by Catherine Reef

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Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not
Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not

“My heart always sinks within me when I hear the good housewife, of every class, say ‘I assure you the bed is well slept in: and I can only hope it is not true. What? Is the bed already saturated with somebody else’s damp before my patient comes to exhale in it his own damp? Has it not had a single chance to be aired? No, not one. ‘It has been slept in every night.’”

From the best know work of Florence Nightingale, the originator and founder of modern nursing, comes a collection of notes that 0ayed an important part of the much needed revolution in the field of nursing. For the first time it was brought to the attention of those caring for the sick that their responsibilities covered not only the administration of medicines and the application of poultices, but the proper use of fresh air, light, warmth, cleanliness, quiet and the proper selection and administration of diet. Miss Nightingale is outspoken on these subjects as well as on other factors that she considers essential to good nursing. But, whatever her topic, her main concern and attention is always on the patient and his needs.

 

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Florence Nightingale Biography
Florence Nightingale Biography

Comprehensive biography about Florence, written by Mark Bostridge

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Guidebook-Exclusive
Guidebook-Exclusive

A lasting memory of your visit to the Florence Nightingale or a taster before you visit!

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Saving Lives: Why The Media’s Portrayal Of Nursing Puts Us All At Risk
Saving Lives: Why The Media’s Portrayal Of Nursing Puts Us All At Risk

Paperback edition of Saving Lives: Why The Media’s Portrayal Of Nursing Puts Us All At Risk by Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers.

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Nurse Colouring Book
Nurse Colouring Book

A humorous, snarky & unique adult colouring book for registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students. For stress relief and relaxtion.

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Florence Nightingale, Nursing, and Health Care Today-Exclusive
Florence Nightingale, Nursing, and Health Care Today-Exclusive

Paperback edition of Florence Nightingale, Nursing and Health Care Today by Lynn McDonald

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The Midwife
The Midwife

This book, from social history expert Susan Cohen, looks at midwifery in Britain from ancient times up to the present.

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My Ward-Exclusive
My Ward-Exclusive

Paperback book by Wendy Mathews telling the story of St Thomas’, Guy’s and the Evelina Children’s Hospitals and their ward names.

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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands
Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

First published 1857, this autobiography explores the many adventures of Mary Seacole

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Hospital in the Oatfield Exhibition Catalogue
Hospital in the Oatfield Exhibition Catalogue

Illustrated extensively throughout with contemporary art and photographs

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Crimea
Crimea

by Orlando Figes

The Crimean War one of the fiercest battles in Russia’s history, killing nearly a million men and completely redrawing the map of Europe. Pitting the Tsar’s empire against an alliance of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire, it was the first conflict to use photography, the telegraph and newspapers; a war over territory, from the Balkans to the Persian Gulf; a war of religion, driven by a fervent, populist belief by the Tsar and his ministers that it was Russia’s task to rule all Orthodox Christians and control the Holy Land; it was the original ‘total war’.

Orlando Figes’ vivid new book reinterprets this extraordinary conflict. Bringing to life ordinary soldiers in snow-filled trenches, surgeons on the battlefield and the haunted, fanatical figure of Tsar Nicholas himself, Crimea tells the human story of a tragic war.

 

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The Crimean War: 1854-1856 (Essential Histories)
The Crimean War: 1854-1856 (Essential Histories)

A guide to the Crimean War by John Sweetman.

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The Crimean War: The Truth Behind the Myth
The Crimean War: The Truth Behind the Myth

A study of the Crimean War by Clive Ponting

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Women in the First World War
Women in the First World War

Paperback edition of Women in the First World War by Neil R. Storey and Molly Housego.

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Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History
Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History

Hardback edition of Catherine Arnold’s Pandemic 1918.

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Edith Cavell
Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell was born in 1865, daughter of a Norfolk vicar, and shot in Brussels on 12 October 1915 by the Germans for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape over the Belgian border.

Following a traditional village childhood in 19th century England, Edith worked as a governess in the UK and abroad, before training as a nurse in London in 1895. To Edith, nursing was a duty, a vocation, but above all a service. By 1907, she had travelled most of Europe and become matron of her own hospital in Belgium, where, under her leadership, a ramshackle hospital with few staff and little organization became a model nursing school.

When war broke out, Edith helped soldiers to escape the war by giving them jobs in her hospital, finding clothing and organizing safe passage into Holland. In all, she assisted over two hundred men. When her secret work was discovered, Edith was put on trial and sentenced to death by firing squad. She uttered only 130 words in her defence. A devout Christian, the evening before her death, she asked to be remembered as a nurse, not a hero or a martyr, and prayed to be fit for heaven. When news of Edith’s death reached Britain, army recruitment doubled.

Diana Souhami brings one of the Great War’s finest heroes to life in this biography of a hardworking, courageous and independent woman.

 

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A Nurse at the Front: The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton
A Nurse at the Front: The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton

Edited by Ruth Cown and foreword by Michael Morpurgo.

Edith Appleton, known as Edie, was working as a professional nurse when war broke out in 1914. She immediately joined the military nursing services and spent the next four years treating dying and injured allied soldiers in France and Belgium, as they fought an entirely new type of war: one of horrendous living conditions, gas attacks and shell-shocked survivors.

A Nurse at the Front contains the fascinating diaries Edie kept of her experiences. Surrounded by death, she never lost her appreciation of life. Against the background of Ypres and the Somme, Edie writes unflinchingly, with clarity and even wit. We see the Great War through a new set of eyes in an acutely observed, courageous account of life on the front line of treacherous warfare.

 

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Florence Nightingale (Usborne Famous Lives)
Florence Nightingale (Usborne Famous Lives)

Written by Lucy Lethbridge and illustrated by Karen Donnelly.

Born into a wealthy family, Florence Nightingale could have lived a life of leisure and luxury. Instead she longed to be a nurse. In 1830, that was the last thing a rich girl could do – but Florence was no ordinary girl.

 

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Vlad and the Florence Nightingale Adventure
Vlad and the Florence Nightingale Adventure

Written by Kate Cunningham and illustrated by Sam Cunningham

The dirt and filth of Scutari Hospital is the perfect home for a Vlad the flea and Loxton the rat. But the arrival of Florence Nightingale and her strange companion changes everything. Will the friends be driven out or can they save the day?

 

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Vlad and the Florence Nightingale Adventure Activity Book
Vlad and the Florence Nightingale Adventure Activity Book

Written by Kate Cunningham and illustrated by Sam Cunningham.

In 1854 Vlad the flea and Loxton the rat were enjoying the rotten food and dirt in Scutari Hospital. Their lives were turned upside down by the arrival of Florence Nightingale and her tortoise Jimmy. They know a lot about Florence and her work, but how much do you know?

Find out about Florence Nightingale through puzzles and games and learn how to people with basic first aid skills.

 

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