Sky Lark

Sky Lark

Kobo ebook | August 18, 2014

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Sky Lark is a powerful, poetic and sensitive new fictional novel by Irish writer Joseph Francis Ledwidge about the realities of World War One. Ledwidge’s novel tells of Irish Nurse Emily Halpin, the novel concentrates on Emily’s life in Ireland and France before and during World War One. How in the Summer of 1914 as the drums of war began to sound, Emily’s childhood sweetheart Charles Eyre and his two best friends, her brother Tom Halpin and William Hunt are drawn to the war and enlist into the British Forces bound for France. Shortly before they leave Emily marries Charles Eyre. Soon the heartache began with first the death of her brother Tom followed some time later by the disappearance of her husband Charles. Frantic with worry and uncertainty Emily is determined to find news of Charles. Emily and her best friend Jane enlisted as Nurses with the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, and soon found themselves working at a Field Hospital on the Western Front. Overwhelmed by danger and fatigue, their strength, courage, and reserve are tested, the horrors of war challenged Emily’s conflicting state of mind as she began to unravel and change. Her efforts to protect the wounded men in her care irrespective of their nationality almost led to disaster… Sky lark captures the courage of Irish Nurse Emily Halpin and the indomitable perseverance of the human spirit.
Title:Sky LarkFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 18, 2014Publisher:Joseph F LedwidgeLanguage:English

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