First World War comic collection to retell forgotten story of women’s hospitals

Posted by ap507 at Nov 17, 2014 10:00 AM |
New anthology to mark centenary includes story by University librarian, the book signing for which will be taking place on 2 December
First World War comic collection to retell forgotten story of women’s hospitals

© Arthur Goodman; Image from ‘Go home and Sit Still’

The story of how a determined group of women made a huge contribution to the war effort has been retold in graphic form for an anthology marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

Selina Lock, a Research Information Advisor at the University and a contributor and editor to several comics anthologies, is the author of ‘Go home and Sit Still’ which tells the true story of the Scottish Women’s Hospital, the creation of Dr Inglis, a woman surgeon whose services were refused by the army.  Instead of ‘going home and sitting still’ as the army instructed, she created a unique hospital to look after troops in Russia.

It is included in To End All Wars: the Graphic Anthology of the First World War, published by Soaring Penguin Press, an anthology of 26 short graphic narratives based on actual events, places and people.

She will be attending a book signing on 2 December at the University's Bookshop from 3:00pm with Neil McClements, who illustrated ‘Between the Darkness’ for the collection - an extraordinary story focussing on two soldiers in a German tank crew. Both contributors will talk about their work and the anthology, and artwork will be on display. 

To End All Wars: the Graphic Anthology of the First World War is published by Soaring Penguin Press, priced £18.99 with £2 from each copy sold to go to Medecines Sans Frontieres.