Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Mary's brilliant historical novels, AT THE HOUSE OF THE MAGICIAN, BY ROYAL COMMAND, THE BETRAYAL, AT THE SIGN OF THE SUGARED PLUM, PETALS IN THE ASHES and THE REMARKABLE LIFE AND TIMES OF ELIZA ROSE have a huge fan base, as do her contemporary novels for teenagers. Mary is very much in demand for her events at literary festivals and schools. She lives in Henley-on-Thames.
When Poppy learns that the love of her life, Freddie de Vere, is to marry someone else, she knows her heart will break. Devastated, she volunteers her nursing skills overseas to take her away from the painful reminders at home. But things are about to get much worse for Poppy. The journey to the hospital in Flanders is full of horrors, and when she arrives it is to find a spiteful ward Sister and unfriendly nurses. Despite her loneliness and homesickness, the dangers of frontline warfare soon make her forget her own troubles and Poppy finds that comfort for a broken heart can be found in the most unexpected places.
Brilliantly researched and inspired by real-life events, big and small, Poppy in the Field is a story about the forgotten bravery of women on the front line, told through the eyes of a young woman determined to play her part.