Saturday, 7 June 2014

Edith Appleton (1877 - 1958) - British Nurse

I am indebted to Sonia Bidwell who sent me a copy of  "A Nurse at the Front The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton" - thank you so much Sonia.

The book is really fascinating and has been put together by Edith's great nephew with Edith's words edited by Ruth Cowen.   Edith's diaries were found after her death but lay undiscovered until 2008 when her great nephew, Dick Robinson. decided to get them published.

There is also a website where you can find out more about Edith and her amazing experiences as a nurse on the Western Front in the First World War - www.edithappleton.org.uk

As Ruth Cowen mentions in her Introduction to the book, "...the work goes on..."


“A Nurse at the Front The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton”, edited by Ruth Cowen, Simon & Schuster UK Ltd., London, 2013  

Sonia Bidwell is a textile artist/storyteller - details of her work can be found on http://www.spanglefish.com/abhrasstudio/


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