Life is tough in Victorian times, especially when you’re different. Alice Peasbody was born with no nose. People laugh and jeer and call her Pancake Face. Even when she is given a prosthetic nose and moves to the big city and take an office job, she cowers in dark corners, but the arrival of good-natured, loving friends help her accept herself.

The Girl With No Nose was inspired by a false nose Georgia Byng saw at the Hunterian Museum in London. It was once owned by a Victorian woman without a nose.

Hunterian Museum exhibit Georgia Byng Girl With No Nose


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The Girl With No Nose by Georgia Byng