I believe in her care and concern for all and her biggest problem was the inability to lie. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 1, 2019. Edith Cavell. This book is well worth reading for the education it provides about one of the most prominent women during the First World War. The book picks up the pace about midway and you will admire the faith of Edith Cavell. She really wasn't a spy in the normal definition of a spy; she was a nurse who just wanted to help people and in doing that, nursing and getting soldiers back over the border to safe places, she became what they called a spy and was shot to death after a fast and very unfair trial. Ships from and sold by Book Depository US. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. A book that will stay with me for a long time and one that I will want to re-read. Edith Cavell is such an amazing figure and so little known, both for her brilliance at managing others and her stomach for work that almost no women had fully faced before. She was indeed a role model. Well researched, detailed biography including photos. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage. While this is a biography for Cavell, I felt the author got carried away with context points, and it really drew away from her and what she really achieved. I would have liked even more info on her nursing career and the actions of the people like her who helped soldiers and others escape from German-occupied Belgium. Learn the riveting story of WWI British patriot and nurse Edith Cavell - the woman who's story caused worldwide outrage, shaped American public opinion of The Great War, and rocked the German government. The editor of this book should be sacked as there are so many irrelevant paragraphs and side stories of other people in it. Edith Cavell - Faith Before The Firing Squad A book by Catherine Butcher (Monarch, 2015) Learnt of Edith Cavell at school but the focus was always on her horrific death at the hands of the Germans never on how she came to find herself in such a perilous position.This book redresses the balance as we learn of her childhood and the reasons she chose nursing as a career.Not a saccharine character,self contained someone who expected the highest standards of her junior nurses.However … When war broke out, Edith helped soldiers to escape the war by giving them jobs in her hospital, finding clothing and organizing safe passage into Holland. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. However, I kept running across her name in books I was reading and came across this book. In 1986 she was approached by Pandora Press and received a commission to write a biography of Hannah Gluckstein. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Edith Cavell's was a story which impressed me as a young child - before I had the faintest notion of becoming a nurse myself, so I was pleased to receive this biography as a gift. Unfortunately these kinds of things happen in war. As this strange summer of staying put winds down, one thing remains truer than ever: Books offer us endless adventure and new horizons to... Edith Cavell was born on 4th December 1865, daughter of the vicar of Swardeston in Norfolk, and shot in Brussels on 12th October 1915 by the Gestapo for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape over the Belgian border. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. She would have. Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse. She has written or edited nine books, and has a MA in Christian spirituality. Perhaps it was only a matter of time before Cavell’s activities were uncovered. Following a traditional village childhood in 19th century England, Edith worked as a governess in the UK and abroad, before training as a nurse in London in 1895. When news of Edith's death reached Britain, army recruitment doubled. Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell, World War I Nurse (2nd edition), A Cup of Cold Water: The Compassion of Nurse Edith Cavell (Chosen Daughters), A Noble Woman The Life-Story of Edith Cavell. I had no idea who this woman was, or anything about her story, which is approaching one hundred years old. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Please try again. Please try again. The nationality of the patient did not mean anything to her - if someone needed her skills, she would give them. I finished it this morning at 8.04am having started since just before 5am. It has a number of points of fascination. As Souhami makes clear through the book Cavell's manner was off-putting and did her no favours in her life. AVAILABLE NOW! Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. 208 likes. Her crime had been to smuggle allied soldiers, separated from their regiments, out of war-torn Belgium. There was a problem loading your book clubs. The station is called Radio Cavell. Edith's upbringing as a vicar's daughter shows how the structure of the structure of the Anglican calendar and liturgy - I write as a traditional Pentecostal! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 19, 2017. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Sorry. Be the first to ask a question about Edith Cavell. Unable to add item to List. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Although other reviews have mentioned “padding,” complaining that long portions of the books of Nurse Edith’s life were included, I didn’t view them as padding. You may be charged a restocking fee up to 50% of item's price for used or damaged returns and up to 100% for materially different item.