A V.A.D in France by Olive Dent 1st / 1st 1917
London: Grant Richards Ltd (1917) First UK edition and first print. This is a very good copy. The pictoral boards are clean and only have minor wear to the edges and spine. There is a tiny chip to the top of the front free end paper and there is a contemporary inscription dated 1918 to the contents page. Overall, in very good condition.
Olive Dent was an elementary school teacher, who volunteered as a nurse in World War I, and served in a tented hospital in Northern France for two years. As well as writing this memoir, she also contributed regularly to the Daily Mail and the Lady [periodical]. These memoirs cover her two years and includes 15 illustrations. The frontispiece is of the tented hospital she served in. A rare memoir that was used by the BBC when they were carrying out research for its WW1 hospital drama The Crimson Field.