Kitty's War: The Remarkable Wartime Experiences of Kit McNaughton by Janet Butler

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November 2013, no. 356
Kitty's War

Kitty's War: The Remarkable Wartime Experiences of Kit McNaughton

by Janet Butler

University of Queensland Press, $32.95 pb, 336 pp, 9780702249679

Kitty's War: The Remarkable Wartime Experiences of Kit McNaughton by Janet Butler

Reviewed by
November 2013, no. 356

Janet Butler sets up the story of Australian World War I army nurse Catherine (Kit) McNaughton with a strong and vivid opening chapter. At a hospital base in the north of France, Kit sits in her freezing hut scribbling in her diary, her mind far away with her audience back home. She is about to go on duty. A short time later when she lifts the canvas flap of the hospital tent, she enters another world. It is an understated but startling transition.

Kitty's War

Kitty's War: The Remarkable Wartime Experiences of Kit McNaughton

by Janet Butler

University of Queensland Press, $32.95 pb, 336 pp, 9780702249679

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