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Master Georgie

A Novel

Bainbridge, Beryl

(Book - 1998)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Master Georgie
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Portrays the horrors of war in the story of a group of British soldiers and their adventures in the nineteenth-century Crimean War.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, c1998
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 0786705639
Branch Call Number: FICTION BAINBRIDG
Characteristics: 190 p. ;,22 cm

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George Hardy, surgeon and photographer - sets off from the cold squalor of Victorian Liverpool for the heat and glitter of the Bosphorus to offer his services in the Crimea, a small caravan of devoted followers straggling behind, all of them driven onwards through a rising tide of death and dise... Read More »


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Mar 18, 2011
  • rtwete rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Heroine is orphan adopted by upper class family. She is besotted with young man of family, who becomes a doctor. He and brother-in-law go to Crimean War to treat casualties. For some reason, women go also, maybe it starts out just as a travel jaunt, then they end up embroiled in the war. Women return to England except for heroine. She seems very attached to Georgie & wife's children. Like US Civil War in same century, more are killed by disease and pestilence than battle.

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