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Band Of Angels by Julia Gregson


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Also by Julia Gregson:

Jasmine Nights, June 2012
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Band Of Angels, May 2010
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East Of The Sun, June 2009
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Band Of Angels
Julia Gregson

Simon & Schuster
May 2010
On Sale: May 18, 2010
464 pages
ISBN: 1439101132
EAN: 9781439101131
Trade Size
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Historical | Fiction


Growing up in Wales, Catherine Carreg has been allowed to run wild, spending her childhood racing ponies along the beach with her friend Deio, the cattle-driver's son. But Catherine is consumed by a longing to escape the monotony of village life and runs away to London with Deio's help.

Alone in the unfamiliar city, Catherine secures a position in Florence Nightingale's home for sick governesses. As the nation is gripped by reports of war in the Crimea, Catherine volunteers as a nurse and her life changes beyond all recognition. Arriving in Scutari, she is immediately thrown into a living nightmare. Amid the madness and chaos, Catherine is forced to grow up quickly, learning the hardest lessons of love and war.


10 comments posted.

Re: Band Of Angels

What an wonderful adventure!! And how wonderful that you could share part of it with your Mother. Your book sounds interesting. I hope you keep getting those tingles that lead you to new adventures.
(Robin McKay 5:02pm May 24, 2010)

I used to bolt! I was tracing the family trees and would go where I thought I could get help. Now I try to do it through the Internet and it isn't the same at all!
Karin Tillotson 6:19pm May 24, 2010)

I never knew research could be a new name for bolting. I thought it was an escape from the everyday and in a hurry to get someplace more promising. thnaks for sharing your ventures and wanderings relabelled as searching for research again.
Alyson Widen 7:04pm May 24, 2010)

I love to travel but have not had too much of an opportunity to do so. I tell everyone that "G" stands for Gladys and "G" stands for go. I never miss an opportunity to travel and I love to read books that "take me some place I have never been."
Gladys Paradowski 7:44pm May 24, 2010)

The fist time our family "bolted" was when we left Germany to come to Canada. Of course, here we had to get to know the new continent, and when I was 13, my father took his mother and 2 eldest children, (I'm no.1) on a sightseeing trip of over 1000 miles to Yellowstone Park. After I finished high school, I went to France and Germany for a year each, but not before our whole family, parents and 4 kids, took a tour from the prairies to California with stops in between. I bolted any number of times in France and Germany to investigate ruins and furnished castles. Then I returned to Canada and...

Well, I think you might get the picture. I just love traveling. Some I did solo, some with friends or family. I was never disappointed and hope to travel some more soon. I've always loved to learn more about other cultures and places, and books helped me do that as well. And I love hearing about other people's travels.
Sigrun Schulz 11:42pm May 24, 2010)

I've never been a bolter. Would love to read your book. Great interview.
Brenda Rupp 11:46pm May 24, 2010)

I am known to bolt, but not always. Interesting topic.
Mary Preston 1:17am May 25, 2010)

I am a bolter and I enjoy it,
I love learning about my family and the things thay did in there lives. I am adding your book to my summer must read
Vickie Hightower 9:40am May 25, 2010)

Bolting, I love the term. My husband
was an Air Force brat and then in the
Air Force himself. I was from a family
where all the relative lived in the same
town and nobody left. I bolted first
chance I got. First Peace Corps
training across the country in San
Francisco (as far from Upstate New
York in so many ways as you could
get) for training and then to the
Philippines for 3 years. I travel all over
the country every opportunity I had. At
the end of my tour, I had a three
month trip planned from Singapore, to
Indonesia & Bali, Malaysia, Thailand,
India, then through the Middle East. I
made it as far as Bali, then back to
Singapore before getting new my
Mother was dying and I flew home.
Would love to do that trip, but I am
almost 40 years older, and it wouldn't
be the same.
I married an Air Force man figuring my
travels would continue. Two years
after our wedding, he was transfered
to my home town where we spend the
next 7 years. Not part of my plan. Wr
had 3 more good assignments -
Colorado, Sacramento, CA and
Washington DC. We retired to
Tennessee Which was half way
between our families. Sounded good
at the time, but it is 12 hours to one
and 15 hours to the other. We are
kind of stuck, can't afford to move.
We do however travel whenever we
can. We took advantage of all the
places we lived, seeing as much of the
country as we could. We are now
either revisiting places we liked or
exploring new places. We are finally
going to the Everglades and Key West
in a few weeks. Just in time for the oil
spill and hurricane.
I can be packed and ready to go at a
moments notice and am more than
willing to do so. My DH will probably
retire in a couple years (if the house is
paid off), then look out. We are
bolting for Scotland, Ireland, England
on our first trip and then where ever
else we might feel like going.
Patricia Barraclough 3:14pm May 25, 2010)

I never thought that I would be a bolter, but after my husband lost his job and we lost our house and everything, I had no choice but to become a bolter. Fortunately we are now in a new area, and I love it. That bolting instinct never leaves your blood, and if the opportunity arises again, I could do it in a heartbeat!!
Peggy Roberson 11:41am May 29, 2010)

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