Liz Byrski – In Love and War – Nursing Heroes launch


Fremantle City Library and Fremantle Press invite you to the launch of In Love and War – Nursing Heroes by Liz Byrski

To be launched by William Yeoman, books editor, The West Australian

6pm for a 6:30pm start. Wednesday 29 April 2015.

Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William Street Fremantle
RSVP: or 9430 6331


In the aftermath of the Battle of Britain, airmen filled a small town where pioneering plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe established revolutionary surgical and therapeutic treatments.

For the child Liz Byrski, growing up in East Grinstead, the burnt faces of these airmen filled her nightmares.

In her late sixties, Liz returned to make peace with her memories and to speak not only with the survivors – known as the Guinea Pig Club – but with the nurses who played a vital and unorthodox role in their treatment, sometimes at a significant personal cost.