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Flight of the wild swan / Melissa Pritchard.

Pritchard, Melissa, (author.).


"Sweeping yet intimate, Flight of the Wild Swan tells the story of Florence Nightingale, a brilliant, trailblazing woman whose humanity has been obscured beneath the iconic weight of legend. From her adolescence, Nightingale was determined to fulfill her life's calling to serve the sick and suffering. Overcoming Victorian hierarchies, familial expectation, patriarchal resistance, and her own illness, she used her hard-won celebrity as a battlefield nurse to bring the profession out of its shadowy, disreputable status and elevate nursing to a skilled practice and compassionate art. In lush, lyrical detail, Melissa Pritchard reveals Nightingale as a rebel who wouldn't relent--one whose extraordinary life offers a grand lesson in inspired will"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781954276215
  • ISBN: 1954276214
  • Physical Description: 413 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bellevue Literary Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910 > Fiction.
Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910.
Nurses > Fiction.
Infirmières > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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