Category Archives: Diary

A Nurse at the Front, by Sister Edith Appleton

The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton. This is a book I’ve been reading over a long period – not quite for as many years as it took for the original diaries to be written, but I’ve been … Continue reading

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These Wonderful Rumours, by May Smith

In my previous post I mentioned how Trevor Shearston’s Game was set in familiar territory, with many of the book’s events taking place near to my current home. May Smith’s These Wonderful Rumours is also set on well-known ground, however … Continue reading

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The Other Anzacs, by Peter Rees

The Other Anzacs is the story of some of the ANZAC heroes of World War 1, who weren’t given the official recognition they deserved. They are the nurses who travelled across half the world to do what they could for … Continue reading

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A Chaplain at Gallipoli

John Masefield, mentioned in an earlier post could have been describing a different war to the one witnessed by Kenneth Best. Best clearly writes from personal experience, while to me, Masefield’s account of Gallipoli seems to lack the authenticity that … Continue reading

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