A Passing Guest : The Story of a Family Through Two Centuries
When I began to write this book I had an imagined great-grandchild in mind as one of the future readers, and to him or her I send warm greetings. What you will be like I will never know. Your life experience is likely to be as different from mine as mine has been from my forebears. I hope, however, that you will find the story of my (and therefore your) family as enthralling as I found that of my great-grandfather and other ancestors.
- Hardback | 252 pages
- 140 x 216 x 18mm
- 05 Sep 2012
- SilverWood Books Ltd
- Bristol, United Kingdom
- 37 colour photos
Table of contents
Preface Family Trees 1 A Career Start 2 A Serendipitous Discovery 3 Children of the Vicarage 4 My Beginning 5 The War and Boarding School 6 Nursing Training 7 Romantic Complications 8 My Father 9 My Mother 10 Finals and David 11 Three Weddings 12 The Morgan Family 13 Libby, David and Prue 14 Early Married Life 15 Scapa Flow 16 Malta 17 The Great Snows 18 Boating and Butlins 19 HMS Mercury 20 Chatham Again 21 From Sink to Mink 22 Walking in the Foothills 23 A Home at Last 24 Macmillan Years 25 Nicholas 26 Charlotte 27 Simon 28 Going to Gokyo 29 Siblings 30 Harting 31 The Move to Pyramids 32 Veterans Aid 33 Skiing 34 Memar 35 Tribal Gatherings 36 Geoffrey 37 Taking Leave of God 38 Rupert 39 The Isles of Scilly 40 Hobbies 41 Summing Up
About Stephanie Morgan
Stephanie Morgan lives in what she considers to be the best village in West Sussex with Alfie, her chocolate Labrador. Traveller, gardener, painter and active villager, her book charts her journey as a child growing up during the Second World War, to her experiences and travels as the wife of a naval Captain, and later as a Macmillan nurse. Stephanie discovered writing rather late and is now hooked.