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    Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley
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    Weidenfeld and Nicolson; First edition. edition (1975)
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Florence Nightingale. by. Huxley, Elspeth Joscelin Grant, 1907-1997. Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Florence Nightingale.

Elspeth Joscelin Huxley CBE (née Grant; 23 July 1907 – 10 January 1997) was an author, journalist, broadcaster, magistrate, environmentalist, farmer, and government adviser. She wrote over 40 books, including her best-known lyrical books, The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard, based on her youth in a coffee farm in British Kenya. Her husband, Gervas Huxley, was a grandson of Thomas Huxley and a cousin of Aldous Huxley.

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In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. Growing up in Kenya in the early twentieth century, the brothers Matu and Muthegi are raised according to customs that, they are told, have existed since the beginning of the world. As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases, and discovered-the hard way-the world of the African. But when the 'red' strangers come, sunburned Europeans who seek to colonize their homeland, the lives of the two Kikuyu tribesmen begin to change in dramatic new ways.

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A well written and well researched book about a woman who was so much more than what we are told. She single-handedly took on the British Military and then the British Colonial Government of India to get them to provide decent medical services to the British soldier, starting first in the Crimean War but then broadening her efforts. The image I had of her was a woman at the battleground with a wounded soldier's head in her lap providing water and tender ministration. (Perhaps I had her mixed up with Clara Barton in the U.S. Civil War.) She was so much more. She came from the British upper crust society which was, initially, a huge drawback as nurses of the period were, it appears, drunken prostitutes. Thus, her family was appalled at her interest in nursing and vigorously opposed her. Once she got into it, her close contacts with those in Government who she won over with her ardor, professionalism, strict attention to detail, and hard work, gave her valuable allies who allowed her to institute significant, positive, changes. At first to the condition of the British soldier, in the Crimea and in India, and then to all residents of India, British and Indian alike.

This was a woman who was taken seriously at a time when women were not, who worked 20 hour days for more than 50 years of her life in doing what she saw as God's work to help the common man. A true Saint and unrecognized in the U.S. for her abilities and the vast scope of her work.

Wholeheartedly recommended.
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