All Things Considered

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Trafford Publishing, 2005 - Homeless persons - 266 pages
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This is an autobiography, which leads from a conventional and pleasant upbringing to the setting up of several Charities. What these Charities have in common, as an ideal, is the conviction that loneliness is a condition, which can be ameliorated if its sufferers can feel themselves not so much part of a family but part of a community of neighbours.

On leaving the army it was the lonely whom the author felt called upon to help and his fifteen years of military service, both around the Mediterranean and on ceremonial duty in London, were clearly of immense help to him. He has paid a number of visits to Uganda and, after the mysterious death of the Kabaka, he was one of the party, which took the body back for burial.

His journey has been both straight-forward and spiritual and the practical result is now seen in about 1500 houses run by these Charities around the world. With their Golden wedding looming, he and his wife live near Bath in Somerset; they have 5 children and nine grandchildren. Though aged 83 he is still involved with his work and remains active enough, obviously, to enjoy it thouroughly.

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