This is the story of Harold Gillies, a gifted surgeon who, with his team, set about the task of rebuilding the faces of soldiers damaged during the First World War. Whilst servicemen who lost limbs were looked upon with sympathy, the others, with facial wounds, were shunned as to look at them was difficult. Which in turn, often made them shy away from normal society.
I like the way this book is written. Its well-researched facts are presented in an interesting and easy to read way. Some non-fiction books become dry and stale in places but this maintained my interest throughout.
It also serves as a history of some of the disastrous events of WWI. Using eyewitness accounts interspersed with facts makes for a better reading experience, in my opinion.
This is a book I would recommend to anyone with an interest in the period.
My thanks to #NetGalley, #PenguinPressUK and #LindseyFitzharris for the free ARC in exchange for an honest review.