Alan Bond was a child of London, shaped by the horrors of World War II. He survived the worst of the London Blitz era before being sent to live in Devon. Even though he was sent away for his own safety, life with his elderly relatives compared rather unfavourably with life among the falling bombs. As a young man, he decided upon a career in medicine. After earning his degree at university, he followed another dream of life abroad. He settled in Tasmania to work as an anaesthetist. This new existence proved too challenging for his marriage to survive, so he started over again as a single man. But life had other plans in store for this adventurer. He met the Blonde, and his life changed forever. Now retired, he and his Australian lady shared a time of adventure on the high seas, daring the often challenging waters of the Tasman Sea and the Bass Strait. On board their boat, a wooden cutter, they explored the beautiful coasts of Tasmania and uncovered some of the ghosts of the state's colonial past. Alan Bond's story is one of adventure, loss, and newfound love, of second chances, surprises, and dreams pursued-and achieved.Fortunately, with unusual co-operation, fate had decreed that we should arrive in Brisbane on a weekend and Stan was at home. ... While we awaited his arrival, I made another call, this time to Mary Daly, a young woman who had been, like me a a#39;fellowa#39; during my stint in the Hospital for Sick ... I invited her to dinner on the boat and she agreed to come without hesitation (simple trusting soul 226 Alan Bond.
|Title||:||Falling Bombs and Siren Songs|
|Publisher||:||Balboa Press - 2013-06|