Family & Friends

Memoirs: Three

by Illustrated by Harry Furniss



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/24/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781553957720

About the Book

In this third volume of Memoirs dealing with the life and times of Harry Furniss, the author offers intimate profiles of some of the magnificent characters who have played on his personal stage -- notable family members, outstanding friends, memorable teachers and guides along the path of life, and fanciful dreams of what might have been.

Furniss started writing radio dramas in his spare time during World War Two while flying on operations with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He then spent a dozen years as a journalist with the Toronto Telegram, Reuters news agency in London, England, and The Vancouver Province, before opening his own Public Relations firm which lead to major consulting assignments in the fields of corporate communications and advertising.

About the Author

With this third and final volume of Memoirs, author Harry Furniss winds up ahumorous and off-beat reverie of his adventurous life and times over the past 80 years.

In volume one, The Flying Game, Furniss vividly recreated perilous moments of wartime flying with the RCAF and his capture by the Germans. And, after a lapse of 40 years, the thrill of flying again as a civilian where he contrasted the old and the new of this most exciting profession.

In volume two, Sea Fever, Furniss waxed nostalgic about his hobby of building and cruising pleasure boats on the rugged coast of British Columbia for more than 40 years.

In this final volume, Family & Friends, Furniss offers intimate profiles of some of the fascinating people he has met along the pathways of life, and reflects on his own varied achievements.

The author now lives in contented retirement with his wife Enid on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.