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The Nurses' War
Released the same day as the standard print edition
The Nurses' War
Written by:
Victoria Purman 
Read by:
Jennifer Vuletic 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
15 hours 6 minutes 
March 30 2022 
Available Date:
March 30 2022 
Age Category:
Fiction; Australian Fiction; Historical Fiction; Literary Fiction; War Fiction 
Bolinda/HarperCollins audio 
Bolinda price
AUD$ 49.95
AUD$ 49.95

USA Today bestselling author
Australian author

There is more than one way to fight a war. An extraordinary story of grit, love and loss, based on the true history and real experiences of the Australian nurses in World War I.

In 1915, as World War I rages in Europe and the numbers of dead and injured continue to grow, Australian nurse, Sister Cora Barker, leaves her home in Australia for England, determined to use her skills for King and Country. When she arrives at Harefield House she helps transform it into a hospital that is also a little piece of home. As the months pass, her mission to save diggers' lives becomes more urgent as the darkest months of the war see injured soldiers from the battlefields of France and Belgium flood into Harefield in the thousands. When the hospital sends out a desperate call for help, a quiet young seamstress from the village, Jessie Chester, steps up as a volunteer. At the hospital she meets Private Bert Mott, but the looming threat of his return to the Front hangs over them. Could her first love be her first heartbreak? The nurses war is a war against despair and death, fought with science and love rather than mustard gas and fear – but can they possibly win it? And what will be the cost?

'A poignant and compelling read, this is a delightful novel that celebrates all that is good in our multicultural country. It's a beautiful story about female friendship and how it can transcend cultural and language barriers.' (on The Last Of The Bonegilla Girls)

'A richly crafted novel that graphically depicts life during those harrowing years. A touching tale and an enthralling read.' (on The Women's Pages)
Reader's Digest

'A well-researched and moving story.' (on The Land Girls)
Canberra Weekly