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New book celebrates the life, career, and influence of Georgina Pope

Island Studies Press will launch its newest book, Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Nursing Military Heroine, by Katherine Dewar in both Charlottetown and Summerside. The Charlottetown launch is Thursday, May 24, at 7:00 pm at the Carriage House at Beaconsfield Historic House, while the Summerside launch is Sunday, June 24, 2:00 pm, at the Eptek Art and Culture Centre.

Called to Serve documents the life and times of Prince Edward Island’s Georgina Fane Pope (1862– 1938), daughter of William Henry Pope and Helen DesBrisay Pope. Her journey takes us from PEI, where, inspired by Florence Nightingale, she developed a “burning desire” to become an army nurse; to the Boston States where she trained; to the battlefields of Africa and Europe…

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