Stranger on the Shore Paperback
by John Symons
Tracing the life of the author's father, this passionate, vivid memoir follows him through his childhood in the west of England, his successful 25-year career in the Indian Army prior to the country's independence in 1947, and his final years in Devonshire, where he raised a family while the symptoms of Hungington's disease gradually set in.
Born of a family of impoverished Cornish fishermen, he and his six sisters cared for their dying mother after losing their father at the start of the First World War, before Huntington's reared itself in their lives and led to the early death of three of the siblings.
An absorbing, tense story of an emerging family crisis, this is an inspiring narrative showing that, through courage and faith in the face of great adversity, peace can be found.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages, colour photos, b&w photos, line drawings
- Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2009
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780856832642