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Letters from Egypt: A Journey on the Nile, 1849-1850

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Letters From Egypt is Florence's only publication not concerned with nursing. The letters reveal her as an energetic and sympathetic young woman with her life before her---but in places it is difficult not to read more into her observations, as when she described the hardships of the nun with whom she travelled to Alexandria. ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 3rd 1999 by Parkway Publishing (first published 1987)
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Scott Sedar
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These letters reveal another Florence Nightingale, a literate young woman in search of adventure and purpose.
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A must-read if you are interested in Egypt, or women travelers, or British in the 19th century, or the beginnings of Egyptology, etc. etc. Outstanding illustrations.
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