Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole
Ron Ramdin



Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805. She came to came to England in the hope of serving in the Crimean War. Through sheer tenacity she eventually travelled to the Crimea with a letter of introduction from an English doctor to Florence Nightingale. After reading this letter, ‘the Lady with the Lamp,’ said she would be very happy to do all she could to help. Amidst many dangers, and against all odds, the unknown Jamaican doctress and businesswoman won deserved praise for devoted service to the British soldiers she ‘mothered’ during the Crimean campaign. 

Non Fiction | ISBN: 9781908446046 | eBook

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Ron Ramdin

Ron Ramdin was born in Trinidad and immigrated to England in 1962 where he has lived and worked since. After leaving drama school he attended the University of Middlesex where he received a Diploma in Industrial Relations before going on to the London School of Economics to read Economics. 

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‘Ramdin tells it as it is. He rightly reports she was a plain-speaking woman who lived an adventurous life. . . . This account contains important lessons for those of us who care, and demonstrates why she was voted the greatest black Briton in 2004.’
Sarah Mullaly, Church Times

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