|John and Mary|
A lot of my spare time over the past year has been devoted to making my father’s dream come true.
John had been working on his memoirs for several years and had already typed up many of the chapters. He also had plans in place for finishing the remaining chapters of his book. Now he was unable to continue and my mother, Mary, called me to see if I could help. I was more than happy to.
Robert, Grandma (Olive) Lynes and Mary
Robert and Alastair
John, Christine and Robert
|Original Paperback 1995|
|New Paperback 2016|
Last year I was visiting my mother for a few days. Mary still lives in the same cottage in Cumnor and is near to my brother, Alastair, who lives with his family in Abingdon. I gave her a paperback copy of the second edition of my own memoir Fred’s Diary 1981: Travels in Asia, which she wanted to read. Conversation turned to self-publishing and we started talking about John’s memoirs. Then came the bombshell, “Did you know Rob that John always wanted to have his book published properly?”
John and Mary (Retirement Years)
Thank you so much for sharing this with us Robert and congratulations.