Now in her 9th decade, Anne John-Aitken recounts her remarkable life, spanning the world and making friends wherever she went. Born in Haiti in 1929, she has rich and vivid memories of her childhood growing up in the West Indies. In her teens, her family moved to England and Anne served as a WREN in the British Royal Navy before marrying and living in Scotland, England and Malta. In 1968, Anne emigrated with her husband and five children to Fremantle, Western Australia. In 1980, as soon as her youngest reached adulthood, Anne and a friend set off on an epic tour around Australia in a truck converted into a mobile home. She went on to go on many round-the-world trips, including a visit back to Jamaica in 1984. Anne retells her escapades with charm, warmth and humour in colourful detail.
Originally two volumes ('Incredible Memories' 1929 - 1947 West Indies and 'Incredible Memories Continue' 1947- 1968 Europe), Anne has delighted us with the third (but not final!) story of her adventuring spirit from 1968 - 1998 and bound her diverse life into one amazing book.
This book is a fascinating read for both friends, family of Anne and anyone who wants to be inspired by a strong, adventuring woman.