An Eastern Odyssey: The Early Adventures of Edward Enfield
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: An Eastern Odyssey: The Early Adventures of Edward Enfield
A charming and humorous book about a boy becoming a man in the Far East during the 1950s.When Edward Enfield was a lad, he was put on a ship and sent to Canada to avoid the Blitz. After three years in Ottawa, he returned to England and was sent off to boarding school. From there he entered Oxford and began his National Service. While vowing he did not want to work a job that took him away from England, he was hired by a shipping company and sent to Asia, where he got married, became an avid horseman, and discovered a hatred for sailing. Not bad for a man famous among his service friends for not being able to read a map. Part travelogue, part memoir, An Eastern Odyssey: The Adventures of Edward Enfield is a love letter to a way of life that has disappeared, and an elegy to a good life lived. All by a man who was once described as looking like a moth eaten ferret. Praise for Edward Enfield ‘He writes with a dry wit which had me laugh out loud’ – The Oxford Times Edward Enfield, father of famous comedian Harry Enfield, is the author of several charming and comic books about cycling, travelling, gardening and growing old. His books include Downhill All the Way, Greece on My Wheels, Dawdling Down the Danube and Old Age and How to Survive It. Rick Stein’s TV series From Venice to Istanbul was inspired by Enfield’s Greece on My Wheels.
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