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Robert Rycroft was born at Bradford, the once famous woollen capital in the then West Riding of Yorkshire. His father was an Erk, an ordinary airman in the pre-WWII Royal Air Force, who served eight years, many in Mesopotamia. Robert joined the RAF in 1952 as a Trenchard's brat, aircraft apprentice; another Erk! He served seven years, several on Canberra bomber squadrons, finally on Bloodhound MK I guided missiles.
He married in 1962, emigrated to Australia in 1974 and brought up three children, who subsequently married Australians. Robert, now 80 in 2016, a Christian, still lives at Normanton, West Yorkshire, UK. He has dual citizenship.
His love of motorcycles, fast cars and aircraft, inspired Robert to write his seven novels in The Cartwright Saga series. Unsurprisingly, the main character is a hapless Erk called Ronald Cartwright, who runs foul of MI6 and the Australian ASIO.
Sadly, after nearly fifty three years happily married, Robert’s wife died of cancer in 2015. Understandably, the final novel, “Erk in Confusion” has been delayed until 2016/17. Per ardua ad astra; the RAF motto!
on Jan. 04, 2012 :
This is a shocking book; that is, it’s not for the faint-hearted!
Death, and what is going to happen to us after death, is perhaps the final taboo, and this publication tackles the subject head on, taking no prisoners.
The author gives a good overview of the Bible, with its constant theme of God wanting to save his people, and challenges the reader to consider why and how we need to be saved, and from what?
God’s desire is that everyone is saved, and the author has the same desire for his readers, so he does not mince his words when giving the consequences of whatever decision we make, which is left to our free will: will you choose to go your own way, or follow the way of Jesus? Either decision could lead to death, he tells us, but only one decision leads to eternal life.
The title suggests it is for RAF personnel, and has some references to life in the RAF, but it is equally for anyone who wants to be sure what they’re going to be doing after they die, which, let’s face it, we are all going to do, so I suggest now’s the time to read this, before it’s too late.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)