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The Desert Nurse : A Grand Love Story Set in a Theatre of War - Pamela Hart

The Desert Nurse

A Grand Love Story Set in a Theatre of War

Paperback Published: 10th July 2018
ISBN: 9780733637568
Number Of Pages: 416

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Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love tested to its limits

It's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to attend university. At the outbreak of World War I, Evelyn disobeys her father, enlisting as an army nurse bound for Egypt and the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.

Under the blazing desert sun, Evelyn develops feelings for polio survivor Dr William Brent, who believes his disability makes him unfit to marry. For Evelyn, still pursuing her goal of studying medicine, a man has no place in her future. For two such self-reliant people, relying on someone else for happiness may be the hardest challenge of all.

From the casualty tents, the fever wards and the operating theatres of the palace; through the streets of Cairo during Ramadan, to the parched desert and the grim realities of war, Pamela Hart, beloved bestselling Australian author of The War Bride, tells the heart-wrenching story of four years that changed the world forever.

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This book is heart-wrenching proof that all's NOT fair in love and war, especially for a lone woman in a man's world - Valerie Parv on A LETTER FROM ITALY

A LETTER FROM ITALY cements Pamela Hart as a go-to author when I want a love story to remember - AUSROM TODAY

Rebecca ... will soon find out that love can be just as dangerous as any battlefield - YOURS MAGAZINE on A LETTER FROM ITALY

Magnificent treatment of women's issues such as gender equality, relationship expectations and dealing with career - Steve Shipley, MANVIEWS on A LETTER FROM ITALY

evokes WWI Sydney to the point where the reader can almost feel the salty wind blowing off the harbour as the troops are shipped out through the Heads - Books+Publishing on THE SOLDIER'S WIFE

Pamela Hart makes the details of daily life shimmer and pierces our hearts with a love story that carries the weight of sacrifice - iBOOKS on THE SOLDIER'S WIFE

Deeply insightful into the lives of the women left behind in Sydney. We fell in love with the headstrong heroine Ruby - BETTER READING on THE SOLDIER'S WIFE

A beautiful love story


I love The Desert Nurse! I was up until 4.30 in the morning reading it because I couldn't put it down. The love story between Evelyn and William is a beautiful contrast to the horrors of war which Pamela has written honestly and sympathetically. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a tender romance that pulls at the heart.



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ISBN: 9780733637568
ISBN-10: 0733637566
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 10th July 2018
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1