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Daughter of an earl, Helena Girvan's privileged youth ends when she enters nurses training at the start of World War I. Her adored fiance rejoins his unit, and she wants to do her part. The reader is treated to an exhaustive description of her duties, the treatments she uses, the men she meets, and her emotional reactions to events. When the war is finally over, Helena nurses her brother through his final illness, marries a man of a much lower class, miscarries, and recovers from a nervous breakdown, at last finding love and happiness. Helena is less than a sympathetic character with her whining and constant self-doubt. The abundant details of soldiers' wounds, Helena's bodily functions, and the couple's sexual behavior are tedious. The story itself might be interesting were it not so buried in minutiae.
- Andrea Lee Shuey, Dallas
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Book Description Arrow Books Limited, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0099538202