Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands Hardcover – 30 June 2020
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- Publisher : Macmillan Collector's Library (30 June 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1529040329
- ISBN-13 : 978-1529040326
- Dimensions : 10.03 x 1.35 x 15.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 289,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Traveller, entrepreneur, healer and woman of colour, Mary Seacole is a singular and fascinating figure -- Jan Marsh ― Independent
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Even allowing for some exaggeration, it is clear that Mary Seacole's life was one of adventure. She wasn't afraid to put herself in the line of fire and travelled to some of the trickiest locations on the planet by the sound of it. Certainly she was driven by trade (something the British Establishment couldn't forgive her), but she also had altruistic motives for looking after the sick. After all, there was no funding to support her, so medicines and first aid had to be paid for somehow.
Her descriptions of people and places make for exciting and engaging reading. So what if some of it sounds like a Victorian novel? There is enough of the ring of truth to make it a quite fascinating autobiography.
Her recollection of her times in the Crimea where inspiring ?
I’m glad now she has been recognised for her contributions with an amazing statue outside St. Thomas Hospital in London.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 March 2019