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Highway to Destiny: Memories of a Lifetime

John Butler

ISBN 10: 1857566882 / ISBN 13: 9781857566888
Editorial: Janus Publishing Ltd, 2008
Nuevos Condición: Brand New Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Título: Highway to Destiny: Memories of a Lifetime

Editorial: Janus Publishing Ltd

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:Brand New

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Born in 1923, John Butler recounts some of his earliest memories from the 1930s to the present day. Indeed, he has lived a varied and unusual life, with his beloved Alice, to whom he was married for 60 years, until she passed away. He describes the Great Depression before WWII and goes onto explain the growing importance of the agricultural industry throughout the war, including, what the servies of The Young Farmer s Club, The Home Guard and The Women s Land Army meant to the local community and more importantly, the country. After the war, the story moved to another stage of John s life, where he supervises livestock being exported to South Africa and is then called upon to farm in Mozambique as a missionary. He describes his devotion to the building of a local church with the aid of the local community, passing farming skills on to the locals, so that they could maintain the mission s land. He also expresses his shock at how the local black community were treated compared to those of the Europeans. Returning to the UK, facing financial hardship, the eventually took up residence in a property overlooking Cardigan Bay, where they undertook a pig-breeding venture, and it was here that they lived out their final working years, before retiring to the picturesque village of Selattyn in the Shropshire Hills. Highway to Destiny is a charming story from an author, who not only narrates his life, but also shares his profound and philosophical views and proves that with hard work, life can be rewarding.

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