If Only

by Elaine Blick

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/14/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781982221157

About the Book

The pampered daughter of a wealthy man, Alice, appears to have everything—beauty, wealth, and background. She is pursued by several men, but marriage is not enough to satisfy Alice’s longing for a sense of purpose in her life. She looks for this in nursing, but living in an all-female environment has its drawbacks. Then comes the Boer War, and her life is changed forever when she volunteers her services as a military nurse. This is a romantic story set in part during a war that is largely unknown today. Famous figures like Winston Churchill and Lord Baden-Powell play their part on the stage of history in this drama where Boer and British soldiers meet on the battlefield under the scorching heat of a South African sun.

About the Author

Elaine Blick was born in Salisbury, England and moved to New Zealand when she was five. She trained as a teacher and holds an MA degree from Auckland University. She also obtained a Diploma in Journalism at Canterbury University in NZ and wrote a number of free-lance articles. In the 1970s she moved to London and taught English in a secondary school until she retired. She now lives in Auckland at a beach on the Manukau Harbour. In this tranquil setting she has written six novels and two children's stories. She runs a film club that specialises in literary classics, is an active member of her local church and is a member of a golf club.