"Gwyneth is vivacious, sociable and has a grand sense of humour. She’s able to put her hand to almost anything she puts her mind to and is afraid of nothing, except the threat of war.
Gwyneth’s adolescence was spent with her parents, Herbert and Elsie and younger brother, Peter on two refurbished World War 1 Q-Ships moored on the River Hamble in Hampshire.
Newly married for just 6 months, and having had the taste of a fabulous, social life in London, Gwyneth’s husband, Eustace, leaves for West Africa where he’s to be stationed and Gwyneth returns home to her parents. Finding life apart arduous and with Gwyneth’s ardent desire for adventure and travel, Eustace returns home after a year.
A visit to Rhodesia House, finds the couple on their way to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) for a few years of adventure, with the intention of returning to England after several years of exploring and participating in a relatively new, developing country.
Historically, during the 1936-1940s there were many important world events of which many, Gwyneth has captured within these pages.
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Published April 21, 2012
Biographies & Memoirs.