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Collins Classics - The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Paperback – 8 December 2021

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins GB (8 December 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 000849214X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0008492144
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From the Back Cover

Unless I am allowed to tell the story of my life in my own way, I cannot tell it at all.

Mary Seacole – traveller, nurse, businesswoman and radical for her time – defied a prejudiced British government to care for soldiers wounded during the Crimean War.

This ground breaking account, written by Seacole in 1857, brings to life her incredible journey from Jamaica to Central America and England, and then on to modern-day Ukraine, where she acted as nurse to injured soldiers while running her business, the 'British Hotel'. A witness to key battles, she gives vivid accounts of how she coped with disease, bombardment and other adversities during the Crimean War.

In this extraordinary autobiography, Seacole shows how she navigated her way through racial injustice, poverty and ignorance to become the first woman of colour in Britain to publish her memoirs. It is a testament to her enduring legacy.

About the Author

Mary Jane Seacole (1805–1881) was a British-Jamaican nurse, healer and businesswoman who set up the ‘British Hotel’ behind the lines during the Crimean War.

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As other reviewers have said, the font is too small and the book seems to have been copied and pasted off the free internet page version. The pages in the text do not correlate with the actual pages, chapters run on and do not get a new page, etc. The contents itself I have no issue with and I'd advise anyone looking to purchase the book to get the proper version to save the hassle.
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