The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

The soldiers she saved called her the Angel of Waterloo. The husband she loved and lost called her Hen. The patients she treated in secret called her Auntie Love. She was Henrietta Bartlett, a surgeon’s daughter, a survivor of the Napoleonic Wars. But now the battlefield is just a blood-soaked memory, and Hen dreams of peace, a home, and a society that allows women to practise medicine. On the other side of the world, the newly founded colony of New South Wales seems like a paradise. But Europe’s wars cast long shadows …

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Attempted murder
  • Medical treatment & procedures
  • Amputation mentioned
  • Death of a husband in an explosion
  • Napoleonic War
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