The Water Horse

The Water Horse

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Catherine Carreg has grown up a tomboy, spending her days racing her ponies with Deio, the drover's son, in a small Welsh village. But Catherine is consumed by a longing to escape the monotony of village life and, with Deio's help, runs away to London. Alone in the unfamiliar bustle of the city, Catherine finds a position in a rest home for sick governesses in Harley Street, run by Miss Florence Nightingale. Then, as the nation is gripped by reports of the war in the Crimea, Catherine volunteers as a nurse - and her life changes beyond all recognition. Arriving in Scutari, she is pitched into a living nightmare and, against the passion and heroism of one of the most traumatic wars in history, she is forced to grow up quickly and painfully, and learn the hardest lessons of love and war.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 30mm | 381.02g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752864971
  • 9780752864976
  • 1,707,297

About Julia Gregson

Julia Gregson has worked as a journalist in the UK and a foreign correspondent in Australia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and in the USA - where she also worked for Rolling Stone and The New York Times. This is her first novel.show more

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