I never could get the hang of Thursdays

I am soon to be reading
28/07/2008, 10:12 pm
Filed under: Books

Because the author is a friend of the family down south, and apparently he’s had quite a life.

Here’s the blurb:

A six-year-old ‘city urchin’ evacuated during Hitler’s war to the Yorkshire Wolds in 1939, William Evans joined the Royal Navy, due to conscription, in 1950. Rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, he achieved his life’s ambition when he was appointed to the Royal Yacht Britannia in October 1959. But he only managed one brief cruise of the Caribbean before being whisked off by Lord Mountbatten, then Chief of the UK Defence Staff, to head his Naval Retinue after the death of Lady Louis in Burma.

He’s such a lovely gent, never got paid much for his services because of the lifestyle, friendly, always turns up when there’s food about apparently.

A bit of an obscure read this time. Animal Farm was great by the way.


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