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Life in Our Hands (No. 67)
  • Dimensions: 170 x 110mm
  • Publication date: 1 June 2024
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Genre: Memoir
  • Binding: Cloth hardback
  • Trimmings: Coloured endpapers; silk ribbon, head- & tailband; gold blocking to spine; blind blocking to front
  • NB: Hand-numbered limited edition of 2,000
  • Preface: Brad Bigelow
  • Number in SFE series: 67
Made in Britain

Life in Our Hands (No. 67) - Release date: 1 June 2024

Pamela Bright
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This haunting memoir by a young nurse takes us into the wards of a Casualty Clearing Station attached to the British Second Army in Normandy, which had landed a week after D-Day in June 1944.

Very few of the patients in the hospital’s 121 camp beds will return to the front line, a few miles away. Pamela’s job is to stabilize the wounded for evacuation, or comfort them till they die. The medical staff work heroically in impossible conditions, but the first thing that strikes you about this young nurse is her extraordinary humility, her determination to learn.

Somewhere in the background the war is taking its course, but this is not an account of the military campaign. It describes with complete honesty what working with the injured and the dying in a wartime situation feels like, in words that come straight from the heart.



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