Ellen's Story 1914-1918
author: Dennis Hamley
"I donít know much about wars except soldiers and sailors get killed and Jack might get killed with them. But grown-up people say . . . theyíre a chance for young men to go off to foreign parts and be brave and come home heroes."
England, 1914. The piercing tone of the bugle changes a sleepy British village and Ellen Wilkins forever. It is the call to enlist -- a chance Ellenís brother, Jack, wonít miss. The call also spurs Ellen to leave the safety of home and begin a journey of self-discovery, one that takes her close to the front lines to pursue her calling as a nurse. In this gritty and insightful novel, Dennis Hamley deftly portrays the everyday realities of life in wartime, along with harrowing accounts of warís lifelong effects on the young people caught in its path.
After World War I calls her brother to the front lines, a young woman sets out to make a difference in this powerful historical novel.