The Liverpool Nightingales
by Kate Eastham
Pub Date 21 Feb 2019
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In Victorian Liverpool the first Nurses' Home opens its doors to a desperate city. Liverpool, 1870.
One act of kindness will change a young woman's life forever . . .
On the dirty backstreets of Liverpool, housemaid Maud Linklater witnesses an appalling accident. Rushing young chimney-sweep Alfie to hospital, she helps nurse the boy on the overcrowded ward - and finds herself with a new job.
Maud cannot believe her luck at joining trainees Alice and Eddy at the new Nurses' Training School and they form the closest of bonds.
Then one day Alfie is abducted. Maud and the girls know the alleyways and slums of Liverpool are no place for a lost little boy.
Can these determined women find Alfie before it's too late?
'Deftly written and moving' Woman's Own