Joan has been blind from birth, she can see only light, shade and bright colours.
She was born during the Second World War and lives in the middle of England, in the next village along to where she was born. Married with children, she leads a normal life with a few aids such as a guide dog and a white stick. She reads braille and enjoys audio books.
Being blind has not stopped Joan dictating her book onto tape and getting it published.
She has an optimistic outlook on life and always seems happy.
A Green Hill Far Away is a collection of Joan's earlier memoirs, a delightful and poignant mix harking back to the latter days of the war years. Never self-pitying, the stories have elements that will draw a smile or a tear and sometimes a full belly-laugh.