Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Florence Nightingale Ladybird Book
Mrs C of Being Mrs C today announced the start of Ladybird Tuesday where each Tuesday she plans to share one of the vintage Ladybird books from her collection and tell us a bit about it. It's a brilliant idea so I'd like to share one of our vintage Ladybird books in this post.
Florence Nightingale is a Ladybird series 561 book. Series 561 was produced between 1940 and 1980 and was one of the more popular series. The first 23 titles of the series, 19 of which were produced with dust-wrappers, were all written by L Du Garde Peach and illustrated by John Kenney.
Florence Nightingale was first published in 1959 by Wills & Hepworth, written by L Du Garde Peach and illustrated by John Kenney. It's an adventure from history which tells the true story of Florence Nightingale, The Lady with the Lamp.
"The nurses and hospitals of the whole world owe a great debt to Florence Nightingale, one of the greatest Englishwomen who ever lived.
Her name has always been associated with the Crimean War, but it was her patient work during a very long life which made our hospitals what they are today. This is her story."
Author:L Du Garde Peach
Illustrator: John Kenney
Publisher: Wills & Hepworth
First Published: 1959