We are all familiar with names such as Roger Federer, Victoria Pendleton, Mo Farah, Donald Bradman, Lionel Messi, Mohammed Ali and Venus Williams, to name just a few, who have reached the pinnacle of success.
Maggie was born into a race of Romani Gypsies first discovered within Scotland in the 14th century; they were then known as “Little Egyptians”, which later got corrupted to Gypsy or Gypo, but were known to each other as “Travelers”.
Louis Spickett is a product of the mid-twenties who was, as a young child, witness to the vagaries of that era and the subsequent one which terminated (1939) in chaos and a war in which he participated.
Experience tempers the soul, or so they say, and he claims his involvement with people has broadened his regard for at least some in the human race.
This is my story, being one of nine children in a less-than-functioning family but always feeling the love of her mother. I was married once, before I found the love of my life, my second husband, Bradley John Crane. The love he gave me, I never knew existed on this earth.
Dr John Lunn, at the outset of his National Service, could not have imagined the events which lay ahead. He writes of his first year in the Suez Canal Zone, the last year of the British Army occupation.
Most of this family memoir was written between the years of 1970 and 1974, but it was finally completed long after the deaths of Gillian and both her parents.
Gillian lived till the age of 22, but she never walked because she had been born in 1950 with a rare form of muscular dystrophy.
Jan Stirling and Ted Harrison, the celebrated Canadian painter, met in 2007 and felt an immediate connection. Jan spent more and more time with him, oblivious of their age difference, always feeling his acceptance of her quirky, candid nature.