A fearless female champion for justice and humanity
Today, the term ‘concentration camp’ is synonymous with the horrors perpetrated by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Nevertheless, concen..
Sarah Wilson & Mrs. Heckford
Two Accounts of Remarkable Women in South Africa During the Boer War—South African Memories by Sarah Wilson & A Lady Trader in the Transvaal by Mrs. Heckford
Two resolute women—the first female ‘warco’ and the trader
This special Leonaur two-in-one volume contains accounts by two resourceful and independent women who made their way through the often hos..
The Experiences of a Jamaican Nurse in South America and During the Crimean War
An unsung heroine of the Crimean War
The flickering light that emanated from Florence Nightingale’s lamp penetrated more darkness than she or anyone else of her time will have imagined. It illumina..
The Recollections of a Nurse in India in the Last Years of the British Raj
A Leonaur Original—First Time in Print
The life of a nurse in the last days of the Raj
Irene Green’s book is a Leonaur first edition—never before in print. Irene was born in Agra, India the child of a European father (born in India to E..
The Experiences of a Missionary in 19th Century South Africa
A missionary in South Africa in time of war
Those who know anything of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 are aware that the king of that martial nation was Cetywayo. The Zulu people had been crafted into ..
M. H. Ouvry
Recollections of a Cavalry Officer’s Wife Before & During the Indian Mutiny, 1857
The mutiny as seen by a Lancer’s wife
This account, which briefly covers life in India immediately preceding the Indian Mutiny, was originally titled A Lady’s Life Before and During the Indian Muti..
The Adventures of a Lady Traveller During the 1850s
A young French girl’s adventures in the age of Victoria
The adventures of Parisian young lady, Fanny Loviot and her eldest sister began in the Spring of 1852 when they boarded the small French scho..
R. M. Coopland
An English Lady's Ordeals in Gwalior and Agra During the Indian Mutiny 1857
Nightmare experiences in a land torn apart by violence, mutiny, betrayal and war
The British travelled to live in India throughout the years of the Empire. It was always an adventure, a journey to ..
With the Dutch-Belgian Red Cross During the Boer War
A Nurse for Boer and British during the Boer War
The author of this book, a young Belgian woman, was a vocational nurse from an early age. As a child she had assisted in caring for the wounded of t..
G. Harris & Adelaide Case
The Experiences of Two British Women During the Indian Mutiny 1857
A Lady’s Diary of the Siege of Lucknow by G. Harris
Day by Day at Lucknow by Adelaide Case
Two enthralling Lucknow diaries in one special edition
The siege and relief of the Residency at Lucknow is one of the principal conflicts of the Great Mutiny and became an abiding symbol of the spi..
An Indomitable Victorian Lady’s Account of the Retreat from Kabul During the First Afghan War
The hard road back to India
There are few books that can truly be said to be unique, but this is one. Afghanistan has been a battleground since man has occupied its hostile landscape and others hav..
Helen M. Prichard
A Victorian Lady’s Experience of Southern Africa During the 1870s
Pioneer days in South Africa
Helen Prichard arrived in South Africa with her family in 1876. The colonisation of the interior was in full swing and hers was a family that typified the pioneer sprit..
Frances Isabella Duberly
An Intrepid Victorian Lady’s Experience of the Crimea and Indian Mutiny
Two feminine adventures from the age of Victoria
Mrs Frances Duberly, or 'Fanny' as she was widely known, would have been a remarkable woman in any age; as the wife of a serving soldier in the Vict..