The Rose of Sebastopol

The Rose of Sebastopol

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In 1855 Rosa Barr, a headstrong young woman, travels to the Crimea, against the wishes of her family, determined to work as a nurse. She does not return.Three people have been intimately connected with her. One, her brother, a soldier and adventurer; the second a doctor, traumatized by the war, and harbouring a secret passion, and the third, Mariella, her cousin and childhood friend, who must now uncover the truth about what has happened to the missing nurse.Mariella's epic journey takes her from the domestic quiet of London to the foothills of Italy, and on to the ravaged Russian landscape of the Crimea, where she must discover what has happened to her captivating and mysterious cousin and uncover the secrets of those who loved her..
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
ISBN: 9780297851820
Characteristics: 394 pages ;,22 cm.

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Memawrayne
Sep 12, 2019

If anyone has doubts about the horrors of war, this book will disprove that. Medical science dealing with traumatic injuries was in its infancy, so a soldier could die even if he was saved from the battlefield after being wounded. I found most of the characters to be so one-dimensional. Mariella was whinny and Rosa was needy and obnoxious. I almost expected too learn that Rosa was a lesbian she was so over-the-top about Mariella.

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maven
Jun 14, 2011

So boring.

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