Cover to Cover - Episode 4
Guest: Liz Byrski
Book Review - In Love and War: Nursing Heroes (Fremantle Press)
In 2007 Liz Byrski returned to her home town of East Grinstead in Sussex to explore a story which had haunted her dreams since childhood. Pioneering plastic surgeon Archie McIndoe treated horrendously burned WWII airmen there and their disfigured faces greatly disturbed the author as a young girl. This fascinating book tells many stories: of a brilliant but unorthodox doctor, of young men recovering from devastating injuries, and of nurses coping with a workplace devoid of accepted professional boundaries. It is also an honest and brave account of an accomplished writer overcoming unexpected difficulties in order to turn her research into a completed work.
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Each month on Cover to Cover, we ask our guest author to recommend another great book by a West Australian author. Liz's recommendation was The Lives and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr.