Staff Reviews


In love and war

In love and war

By Liz Byrski

“ casts light on a little known facet of the war and personalises an amazing story ”

As a child, Liz Byrski grew up in a small Sussex town during WWII. She encountered badly burnt British airmen recovering at the nearby hospital where they were treated by pioneer plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe.
This book was written 60 years later, as Liz returns to her childhood home to meet both the veterans who formed the famous “Guinea Pig Club” (so called due the revolutionary surgical procedures employed by McIndoe) and the nurses who were often the unsung heroes. Eminently readable and inspiring, this book casts light on a little known facet of the war and personalises an amazing story.

Reviewed by Mr Frank Maguire