Editor’s Review of “From Poverty to Poverty: A Scotsman Encounters Canada”

I (Gayle) thought it was about time I got around to reviewing Ian’s autobiography, volume 1, for the Goodreads site. I listed it, recommended it and gave it 5 stars some time ago, but, with developing this blog, I haven’t had time to get a review written until now. It is posted below.

*****”I highly recommend “From Poverty to Poverty: A Scotsman Encounters Canada” to anyone interested in: 

Biography 

• Scotland during the Great Depression, World War II and the post-war years

• A teenager’s life in the Salvation Army in the late ’40s

• Music making, especially Scottish folk music, brass band music and tunes of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s

Life of a common airman in the Royal Air Force of the early ’50s

• British military life in Egypt during the pre-Suez crisis days

• Emigration from Scotland and immigration to Canada in the mid-’60s

The writing style is folksy, humorous and honest. Ian tells it like it was!”

Gayle Moore-Morrans, September 2012

 

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    • Thanks so much for your comments. With a topic such as “From Poverty to Poverty” it could have been daunting to come up with a “cheering and inspiring” review. I’m grateful for your feedback that I actually achieved it! As Ian has stated in the past, it helps to look at everything in life with a bit of humour. That can overcome a lot of adversity.
      I’m enjoying your blog as well, although I’m not really “into” poetry. Perhaps you will help me to look at it in a different light. Best wishes, Gayle Moore-Morrans

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