An Eastern Odyssey: The Early Adventures of Edward Enfield by English author Edward Enfield, a former BBC television presenter and newspaper columnist, is his personal memoir cum travelogue, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.
This is one of their original publications by an established author who has previously written humorous bicycling travelogues published by Bloomsbury and Summersdale.
This travelogue memoir deals mostly with his coming-of-age as a young man in the Far East during the 1950s after having been a child evacuated to Canada during the London Blitz, seeing him return to England for education, join the National Service and travel abroad, taking employment with a shipping company which sent him to Asia where he experienced an assortment of life adventures while stationed in Hong Kong, Japan, Bangkok in Thailand, and elsewhere.
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A charming and humorous book about a boy becoming a man in the Far East during the 1950s.
When Edward Enfield was a lad, he was put on a ship and sent to Canada to avoid the Blitz.
After three years in Ottawa, he returned to England and was sent off to boarding school.
From there he entered Oxford and began his National Service.
While vowing he did not want to work a job that took him away from England, he was hired by a shipping company and sent to Asia, where he got married, became an avid horseman, and discovered a hatred for sailing.
Not bad for a man famous among his service friends for not being able to read a map.
Part travelogue, part memoir, An Eastern Odyssey: The Adventures of Edward Enfield is a love letter to a way of life that has disappeared, and an elegy to a good life lived.
All by a man who was once described as looking like a moth eaten ferret.