Secondhand. Very good condition. Pages are browning and there is some minor edge wear.
Winner of the NSW Writers' Centre Genre Fiction Award.
Inspired by Lucy Osburn and the five other nurses that introduced the Nightingale nursing system to the Sydney Infirmary in the late 1860s. The nurses immediately clashed with the medical establishment, and the ensuing conflict lasted several years until a Royal Commission completely exonerated the nurses.
Simms weaves murder, exploitation and mystery with the politics, morals and medicine of the NSW colony.