Edith Cavell was a British nurse who worked in Belgium during World War I, providing nursing care to all wounded soldiers regardless of their nationality—English, French, Belgian, or the German occupiers. After some time, she began to assist hundreds of English and Belgian soldiers to safety, offering them passage through Holland. Ultimately she was captured by the Germans and convicted of harboring allied soldiers. She was court-martialed under German law and sentenced to death by firing squad; she was executed in October 1915.

This historical novel tells the story of Cavell’s life with fictional characters and settings. It is a testament to the courage and resilience of this nurse, who is an example to all of us. She held to her convictions and paid the ultimate price. As a result, she became one of the most well-known women of the period. This book...

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