Granny’s Stories by Margaret Henderson #review#
Posted by mindygrindstaff
Here is a life story to be gleaned from tales of adventure, remarkable journeys, and interesting people. The author’s intention is to inform and inspire her granddaughters, and to leave them with an image of her as something more than the old woman they knew and loved.
Some internet research into the lists at the end of some of the sections will provide an historical and geographical backdrop to many of the lively anecdotes.
This book is was an OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day.
Granny’s Stories is a interesting collection of tales from the author about her extensive travels around the world, starting with her being a nanny in France from 1954- 55. Each chapter is a tale of its own. There are some funny stories, some scary and some very interesting. Once she traveled from Dar es Salaam to the island of Zanzibar on a rickety old 3 seat plane!! When she was teaching English in 1994 at the Nikolai Vapstarov School of Languages in Shumen, Bulgaria and she and her husband Peter took a trip to Istanbul. They rode in a claptrap old Mercedes bus and they later realised they were unknowingly involved in a drug run! There are tales of her travels to China, Berlin, France, and the Sudan among many many more. She also tells of growing up in Scotland and of her father Big Duncan. I really enjoyed these tales written to her granddaughters to show them she wasn’t always ” the old woman” that they knew growing up. I also enjoyed the smattering of pictures through out the book showing some very interesting people.
This is definitely a book for those people who are interested in non fiction/history books.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 4 hearts.