Men I Have Known by Eileen Younghusband
In a light-hearted and fascinating sequel to her acclaimed wartime autobiography, One Woman's War, Eileen Younghusband charts her ninety-two years, from the 1920s to the present day, through the truly extraordinary men she has met.
Not a straightforward autobiography, Men I Have Knownis a tribute to the variety, the skills and the different characters of the huge range of people she has come
across during a long life enriched by travel and adventure but also coloured by more than its fair share of tragedy. Giving a unique, intimate and personal perspective on some of the most influential men of the twentieth century, as well as some characters hitherto unknown, Eileen writes about Winston Churchill, Rex Harrison,
Dylan Thomas, members of NASA, musicians at Glyndebourne, actors, caterers, soldiers, politicians, and even Idi Amin!
This book is an extraordinary testament to a woman with an unbeatable appetite for life and – of course – to the men she has known.
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About the Author
Eileen Younghusband (1921-2016) was born in London in 1921. After serving and defending her country she had a successful career in the hotel management and catering industries. She ran a wide variety of businesses, from selling herbs to supplying thousands of tons of scrap metal to a company in Spain.
In more recent years Eileen moved to Sully, Wales. At the age of 87 Eileen graduated from the Open University as one of its students of the year. An avid campaigner on health and education issues, Eileen was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2012 for services to adult education, and won the People's Book Prize 2012/13 with her autobiography One Woman's War.
When she is not giving talks about the role of RADAR and the work of the Filter Room, appearing on television and radio, or meeting people, she continues to write.
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