By Carolyn Press-McKenzie
This fascinating, hot, and touching memoir from inspirational animal whisperer Carolyn Press-McKenzie is written in a method resembling a modern day James Herriot. Heart-warming, humorous, and relocating, this can be the inspirational tale of 1 woman's paintings with animals, first education them for film-work, after which constructing a sanctuary for deserted animals and rescuing them. Carolyn Press-McKenzie runs a company known as HUHA "Helping You aid Animals," in addition to animal sanctuaries, and he or she has plenty of hot, humorous, and unhappy tales to inform.
This memoir tells her tale, and is interwoven with heart-warming tales of animals she has rescued, proficient, and enjoyed. She writes with a stunning light humorousness and completely pitched comedian timing. It's an enthralling mixture of one woman's force to stick to her ardour, in addition to nice animal tales either chuffed and sad—but which are finally happy-ever-after tales.
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On this occasion I had a cricket ball as well as a book to pass the time and was bowling the ball at a tree while pretending to be whichever English bowler I then prized (Bob Appleyard? Johnny Wardle? I cannot remember). I had done this for many days that summer and on previous summers. A boy of about my age (he was in fact about 10 months younger) came up to me. He was carrying a precious possession—a cricket bat. He asked if we could play together and we spent a considerable amount of time bowling and batting until both of us were tired.
And had some carved masks and so on that induced in me an irrational and enduring dislike of primitive art. St. Alban’s shared a plot of land with two other schools. All three were founded by Canon Clement Henry Parsons (1892–1980)—a looming presence in the eight years I spent in two of those schools. St. Alban’s is situated on a large estate, the main house of which was once owned by a Mr. Derry, the co-owner of the famous Derry & Toms department store. Canon Parsons, who must have been something of a pedagogical entrepreneur, began his scholastic empire with eighteen pupils in 1926 and had, by the time I arrived at St.
1 9 5 2 – 1 9 5 7 â•… •â•…37 In the early 1960s, I set off in the spring with my school friend, Bryan “Mac” McEnroe, to walk the Roman Road between Salisbury and Dorchester. The road (part of the Portway that ran from London to Weymouth) ran straight from Old Sarum (the Romans’ Sorviodunum) to Dorchester (Durnovaria). This was an ill-planned venture that resulted in blistered feet and many cuts and scratches engendered by scaling walls, finding a way down paths between thorny, scrubby bushes, and all the other hazards of trying to follow a 2,000-year-old abandoned road with a small map.