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All I have to give

Wood, Mary, 1945-2015
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1916. Edith Mellor is one of the few female surgeons in Britain. Compelled to use her skills for the war effort, she travels to the Somme, where she is confronted with the horrors at the front. Yet amongst the bloodshed on the battlefield, there is a ray of light in the form of the working class Albert, a corporal from the East End of London. But as the brutality of war reveals itself to Albert, he makes a drastic decision that will change both Edith and Albert's lives forever. In the north of England, strong-minded Ada is left heartbroken when her only remaining son Jimmy heads off to fight in the war. Ada takes up a position in the munition factory. But life deals her a further blow when she discovers that her mentally unstable sister Beryl is pregnant with her husband Paddy's child. An encounter with Edith's cousin, Lady Eloise, brings Edith into her life.
Main title:
All I have to give / Mary Wood.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Pan Books, 2015.London : Pan Books, 2015.
Collation:
374 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN:
9781447267386 (pbk)
Dewey class:
823.92FICTION
Language:
English
BRN:
1775281
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