In QAIMNSR uniform
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Edith Elizabeth APPLETON
O.B.E.  R.R.C.

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1917 (click to enlarge)

This website displays the remarkable diaries which Edith Elizabeth Appleton wrote
while nursing in Northern France from 1914 to 1919. Click here to read them.

Update 17 February 2013.
Edie was briefly at no. 10 in the Sunday Times Bestseller list!
It's here.

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  First published as a hardback and eBook on 1st March 2012
by Simon & Schuster with the Imperial War Museum.
The paperback version is published on 7th February 2013.
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Press release about the paperback from Simon & Schuster (PDF)

A Nurse at the Front is edited by Ruth Cowen
and has a Foreword by Michael Morpurgo.

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Probably early 1918. Click image to enlarge.


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Extracts from Edie's diaries were read on BBC Radio 4 at 3.30pm on 10, 11 and 12 November 2009.
The three broadcasts were repeated on Sundays 26 June, 3 and 10 July 2011.
Missed them?  You can still hear them; more information here.

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