In 1964 Jo and Brian Dawtrey and their three children set off on their second tour of Overseas Aid to Tanzania, East Africa. Leaving behind twelve years experience of farming in England, they are appointed to initiate agricultural and resettlement schemes for tribal communities enabling them to upgrade their standard of living and to grow cash crops. This story is about their extensive travel, often having to build or repair the roads before them, their wild bush adventures and their strident humanitarian efforts to bring tribal communities into the modern world. When they are finally posted to the tropical coast of Tanga Province, they feel they have reached heaven but God’ has unforeseen plans for the Dawtreys.
Easy reading with 100 pictures
A very extraordinary life with a very extraordinary wife, working in Overseas Aid Programmes in Africa, makes a good story, not for money.
Children's book about a crazy African Ostrich
Our family life has been so adventurously risky over 24 years in Arica it would make a great film, and I have always been a writer.
Memoir.Such a parable of achievements, surviving on a loving marriage, worthy of record.
I am a creative person and am still improving with my pen.
Because of the historic nature of events, getting the facts exactly correct.
The overall quality of the final text and the 100 photographs
Of course. I have been a technical writer associated with overseas government employment, and have had to change my style completely from concise brevity to painting pictures in words.
No experience of this. I am basically self reliant person.
Yes. Quite a lot but this colleagues, not a publishers.
Problem: the publishing world is changing dramatically.Week-end magazines/feature worthwhile.
Mine is Wild Africa, helps sales and recognition of author
Study journalism part time
Olive Ostrich, for children, then Zambia, Central Africa
Don't try to do it for a living
Born 1928. Married with a nuclear family of 14. 12 years family farming in England. 24 years organizing agricultural land development schemes and building rural roads and dams for African governments under the British Overseas Services Aid program and The World Bank. 16 yrs Hon.Wildlife Ranger. Past Chairman of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Zambia.