Numerous women from all social classes were actively engaged in the Crimean war, often in the most surprising ways. Based on dozens of rare and often unpublished accounts, No Place for Ladies is a rich, colourful and fascinating picture of very different women at war.
In picturesque Tarnfield in the North of England, feuds and rivalries between villagers typically lie dormant. But the arrival of a new local vicar shakes the community up, bringing together an unlikely alliance between Suzy Spencer, a working mother, part-time television producer and full-time mess, and Robert Clark, a conservative, 'Mr Perfect' widower from the parish. But they are too late to save an unfortunate flower arranger!