Mary Seacole was recently voted 'most famous Black Briton'.
Published in 1857 this is her vivid account of her time as a nurse in Jamaica, Panama and The Crimea.
Read by Adjoa Andoh.
Mary Seacole deals with a cholera epidemic in Cruces along with its rough gold-digging inhabitants.
Mary resolves to offer her services as a nurse in The Crimean War.
Mary has arrived at Balaclava and offers her medical and catering skills to the soldiers and officers.
Mary witnesses the bombardment of Sebastopol and tends to the wounded on the battlefield.