Villa Sans Souci

About the Book

Villa Sans Souci – Florence Nightingale, much to the chagrin of her mother and sister, decides to become a nurse and transforms medical care globally. Follow her journey as well as that of her close friend, Dr. Salvatore Luigi Pisani, as they work to advance medical facilities, training standards, and women’s career rights. Learn about their difficult journeys, take a tour through the Victorian-era streets of Valletta, Malta’s capital, and find out what happened at Villa Sans Souci during its heyday.

Villa Sans Souci

About the Author

I was always passionate about reading and having studied English Literature at school I was influenced by some famous authors Besides I am a wife and mother and love animals and sailing on our blue Mediterranean sea.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book, Villa Sans Souci, What is it about?

Florence Nightingale is battling with her parents and sister to accomplish what she is referring to as ‘the call’. Living in a luxurious life and aspiring to become a nurse is a dishonor. She keeps on studying hospital reports and keeping contact with important people through Mary Clark, training in nearby hospitals to finally achieve what she wants thanks to Mr. Herbert, Secretary of State for War responsible for the Crimea War, offers Florence Nightingale the responsibility to go to Crimea and sort out the disastrous state of hospitals. The sea voyage to the Crimea made a stop at the Maltese harbour where she met again Dr. Salvatore Luigi Pisani, a Maltese doctor who had done his apprenticeship at Kaiserswerth hospital during Florence’s training and now he is joining her on this mission.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, Villa Sans Souci, is it directed at any particular market?

The novel will find a ready and eager readership, which will speak to readers that enjoy, historical novels, Malta, The Royals, Florence Nightingale and Feminism.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

Alexander Dumas, The Count of Montecristo, because of the characters in his book are always well developed and in this particular story, our Malta is mentioned and this story was changed into a movie three or four times and was always filmed on our Maltese islands.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

Be yourself in the way you write, develop your own pattern of story, give a lot of action and feel in every chapter.

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

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