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  • By Stephanie Sell
    May 30, 2013
    Three things are especially notable about this book: First, although the author created and managed Parcels for the Gulf and British Aid for the Kurds – two of the largest private charities in the history of Britain – she continually described herself as a simple housewife – and made no attempt to assume a mantle of pride about her accomplishments. On the contrary, her book makes every effort to acknowledge and thank the hundreds of regular people behind the scenes who tirelessly dedicated themselves to bring relief and medical supplies to the British soldiers, and later the Kurds. Second, the book reveals the complex and challenging inner workings behind the scenes of the author’s charities – in a way that captivates the ordinary reader, and inspires them to step up in their own communities and get involved. Not necessarily to create a huge charitable machine – but to simply get personally involved, even if only in some small way. And finally, the book suggests that, although people... More > in power will sometimes steal away the credit due to others for themselves, ultimately, the truth will be revealed and the ruse exposed. This book is much more than an exposé of stolen limelight however. Her story is laced with quintessential British humor, the challenge of missing underwear, and charming revelations while attending a royal garden party with Princess Diana. But most important of all, the author successfully wrested the laurels back from those who stole it away. Not for herself, but on behalf of the hundreds of volunteers who selflessly gave their time, money, and energy to bring comfort, supplies, and medical relief to those in need.< Less
  • By mark borg
    May 30, 2013
    I have to say that this book is an excellent read. British history is made up of ordinary people, but doing extraordinary feats and this is certainly a thought provoking account of what Lorraine and many like minded people achieved during the early 90's. Every British person should read this enthralling book as it certainly asks some challenging questions about the British 'Establishment', no matter what your politics are. Well done Lorraine!
  • By gerry
    May 30, 2013
    A beautifully written, and very readable, book about a serious time, when things need to be understood and reported in the way they actually happened. Congratulations to Lorraine Holloway-White for telling the truth as she knew it. This is a book everyone should read!
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Closed Poppy Publishing
May 27, 2013
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.29 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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