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About the book
In 1914, a twenty-one year old Iris makes the trans-continental journey from Australia to France with the hope of bringing home her fifteen-year-old enlisted brother. But in Paris, at the Gare du Nord, Iris runs into Miss Ivens, a powerfully charismatic woman who is starting a field hospital run entirely by women at the beautiful Royaumont Abbey, based on the real women’s hospital at Royaumont during World War I. Abandoning her plans, Iris follows Miss Ivens. But it’s not until she meets the wordly and welcoming Violet Heron that she decides to stay – a decision that Iris will look back on with regret and wonder for the rest of her life.
Interwoven with Iris’s tale is the story of her granddaughter, Grace. A determined doctor with a family of her own in 1970s Brisbane, Grace struggles to balance the frustrations of her male-dominated workplace with her love for her family, her concerns for Iris, and her denial in the face of her young son’s failing health.