The events of Edith Cavell's life and the polished style in which they are rendered create a most readable and poignant biography. Assembling material from conversations, letters and diaries and including liberal excerpts herein, the author has succeeded in capturing the unique flavor and motivating forces of her heroine's nature. How a reserved English woman, trained in the nursing profession, was executed by the Germans for espionage is indeed an amazing story. Always gaining knowledge and ability in her art, Edith's life took her from England, her birthplace, to Belgium, the country of her adoption, where during the German occupation of World War I she gave vital aid to wounded and stranded fugitives. The tense proceedings of her trail and subsequent execution are especially gripping in this most worthy tribute to her heroism, by a favorite author.