Born Nigerian royalty, Princess Adenrele Ademola trained as a nurse at Guy's Hospital in London and stepped up to serve the people of Britain when war broke out - facing both the devastation of the Blitz and the prejudice of some of the people she was trying to help.
80 years later, Ade's great-niece Yemi arrives in London clutching the Princess's precious diaries and longs to uncover the mysteries they hold...
A richly-detailed, compelling historical novel shining a light on a hidden voice of WW2 and one woman's courageous contribution to Britain'A wonderful unfurling of such an important history ... I was utterly absorbed in Ade's life ' Chioma OkerekeReaders love A Nurse's Tale:
'I must admit I knew very little about Nigeria, its history, culture, heritage and traditions and now I do...a great debut novel and perfect for readers who enjoy historical fiction full of long buried secrets, and learning about different cultures and I want to make Jollof rice'⭐⭐⭐⭐
'This is one of the best historical books I have read in a long time' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Incredible to learn more about Nigeria and the repercussions of the war on the country. The writing itself is magic, the perspective unique and the characters beautifully written. This is a special novel, one to cling to and savour' ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Don't miss this fantastic true story Awonubi not only shares history, she honours Princess Ademola's legacy and champions the recognition she deserves' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I can say that I have learned quite a bit with reading this story...Wholeheartedly recommend this novel'⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A great historical novel, it had everything that I was hoping for' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Very enjoyable and thought-provoking' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I was so sad this book ended...I love historical fiction, especially when it's well written, and this was' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'How do I explain it except to say READ IT It's phenomenal' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I read a lot of World War II historical fiction but this book gave me a very different viewpoint...I love character-driven novels and the women in this one are treasures' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐