Author of "From the Ridiculous to the Sublime" a collection of amazing stories from around the world, Andy Courtney puts his wide knowledge of unusual facts down to a lifetime of diverse and eclectic interests.
Throughout his life Andy's pursuits have included shooting small-arms and cannon, game and sport fishing, antique collecting, classic cars, specialist engineering, world-wide travel, sailing, writing and art, giving him a unique perspective of life.
Now retired, he has indulged his eccentricity in this, his latest book, and hopes it will provide enjoyment to those amongst us who share his fascination with the oddities of life.
This is the story of a low-bred orphan who rose from insignificance to progress steadily through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through his efforts in the Borer War and both World Wars. A adventurer, suffering many injuries and humiliations he became a national hero and went on to obtain enormous wealth and notoriety. A wonderful story, based on several 'British Heroes' of our past.