Professor Nikos Kokosalakis - Greece
The wish in Greek for new books is ‘kalotaxido’, meaning ‘a good journey round the world’. This book will travel far. It is engaging, challenging, entertaining, literary, artistic, thoughtful, erudite, humorous, sensible, sensitive, and it makes meaning of life.
Val Jackson -Retired Teacher Librarian - Australia
Here’s a woman who has had a remarkably RICH life in all aspects - physical, emotional, and intellectual. Her stories are expressed in writings of high literary quality that are very readable. The bonus is that she causes readers to be self-reflective about their own life experiences. These writings make one reflect on one’s own life. You may sometimes disagree - but these writings will make you think! Very readable writings, which show the extraordinary richness, of one woman’s life. A wonderful tapestry of intellectual, physical and emotional experiences.
Jane Lamb - UK
Honest, illuminating, challenging, affectionate – but realistic. And yes, amusing. There’s lots of humour in these stories.
Dr Louis Moser - Australia
I’d call this book ‘The Sense of Senselessness’.
Professor Denise Chalmers - Australia
A life through a looking glass of social theory, reflection and unplanned (sometimes unwanted) experiences.
Dr Janina Trotman - Australia
This book cuts through the cloth of life. It puts together life’s pieces, unpicks them, darns, picks-up stitches and makes a lifejacket created with humour, courage and insight.
Dr William Meredith - UK
It's honest, engaging, well-written and also amusing.
Philippa Sully - UK
This book shows the power of stories. It puts a human face to family connections, generational change, and what it meant to be a female baby-boomer living in a new country.
Professor Robyn Quin - Australia
These stories do not simply illuminate the rich life of the author, but give the reader new insights into their own journeys and interactions with family, friends, and colleagues
Dr Marilyn Lee
I can’t tell you how much I love your book. Even though we live in different worlds the familiarity of your stories is remarkable. I am traveling with my twin sister and have been reading excerpts. She will be buying the book. I will be thinking of ways to share some of the stories with my friends both in the UK and the US. I’m so glad you were able to get it out there quickly!
Thank you for the book, Lynne. I read your ‘Letter to Ruth.’ It’s so emotive and beautifully written , I reached for the tissue box . Can’t recall reading a book and crying. It was very moving .