Florence Nightingale – Ten Girls Who Made History
Florence and her sister were not sorry to be parted. They were so very different. Parthe (whose full name was Parthenope) loved parties and frilly dresses. Flo, as Florence was known, liked books and studying. Both thought the other was boring.
‘I love staying with you,’ Flo told her cousin Hilary. ‘We do such exciting things!’
Hilary smiled cheekily.
‘Would you like to come visiting today?’
Thinking that meant dressing up and sitting in parlours, Flo screwed up her face.
‘No thanks,’ she