The Diaries Of Edith Appleton

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AR012009111020110626

Series of readings featuring extracts from the diaries of Edith Appleton, a nurse working close to the front line during the First World War.

It is 1915 and Edie is based at Casualty Clearing Station Number 3 near Ypres, where she witnesses first-hand the horrors of war.

In these dark days, small pleasures mean everything and the rare chance to have a bath is most welcome.

Read by Rachel Atkins.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

It is 1915 and Edie is based at Casualty Clearing Station Number 3 near Ypres.

AR022009111120110703

Series of readings featuring extracts from the diaries of Edith Appleton, a nurse working close to the front line during the First World War.

It is 1915 and Edie has been moved to a hospital in Etretat on the Normandy coast, where she must supervise members of the Voluntary Aid Detachment.

These are well-meaning but relatively untrained girls and, at times, Edie finds their presence somewhat trying.

Read by Rachel Atkins

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Edie is moved to Etretat, where she must supervise members of the Voluntary Aid Detachment

AR03 LAST2009111220110710

Series of readings featuring extracts from the diaries of Edith Appleton, a nurse working close to the front line during the First World War.

It is 1918 and Edie is based at a grand hotel which has been turned into a military hospital, on the cliffs above Treport.

Anticipation is growing that the war could be coming to an end.

Read by Rachel Atkins

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

It is 1918 and Edie is based at a military hospital on the cliffs above Treport.