No Place for Ladies
THE UNTOLD STORY OF WOMEN IN THE CRIMEAN WAR
Aurum Press, 2007
Poignant and inspirational, well researched yet thoroughly readable, No Place for Ladies is the untold story of war, love, death - and the brave women, from nurses to countesses, who went out to the Crimea.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Fascinating...the author has made excellent use of [the diaries and letters].Rappaport weaves their stories into the text without sentimentality; the facts speak for themselves.
Alan Mallinson, Times
Helen Rappaport in her wide-ranging and informative book...brings together material from
many scattered sources to provide a comprehensive and fascinating picture of the varied roles [women] undertook...she cuts through the myth and soft-focus hagiography that has built up around...Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
Christine Kelly, Literary Review
No Place for Ladies tells the haunting stories of mostly forgotten women, drawing the reader into lives of extreme hardship, devotion and devastation. Helen Rappaport paints
a vivid picture...[and] addresses the voyeurism of wars...
Andrea Wulf, Guardian
An amazing tale, beautifully told, about all the women who weren’t Florence Nightingale.
Janie Hampton, Élan magazine
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Aurum Paperback Edition
Released 28th February 2008
To hear the podcast of my talk on Women in the Crimean War at the National Archives, go to:
See my guest blog on
'Christmas in the Crimea’
WRITER HISTORIAN RUSSIANIST
e-book edition available
on Amazon 8 March
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