This enchanting and uplifting account of a long life ranged from recollections of a childhood in India under the Raj through to a fascinating narrative of life in modern Jordan and covered much territory between. To quote the Reverend Malcolm White:
"Ann O’Neill belongs to a group of people, now rapidly vanishing, whose accidents of birth and background, have given them a view of the world with its extraordinary variety of histories and traditions, which is at once compassionate, informed, and yet firmly rooted in an Englishness we can still recognise.
...For this is not just a personal history; it is (if one is prepared to engage with its panoramas of peoples and places) a plea for a way of living in the world of which we may all too soon lose sight – a respect for diversity, a dedication to the fragile wonders of the natural world, and a conviction that each human life, wherever formed, has a value that must be treasured.."
Those at this event were able to meet the author and celebrate the launch