|Non Fiction Genre||Biography|
There are numerous Sue Ryder charity shops throughout the UK, but few shoppers know much about their founder. She was a determined and philanthropic woman who created homes for those who were damaged by trauma and injury experienced during WW2. She made a huge and positive difference to many thousands.
Tessa West trained as a teacher, though soon found herself working in prisons rather than schools. A Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship enabled her to study prisons in Scandinavia. She later served as an Independent Member of the Parole Board. In retirement she has focused on writing, both fiction and non-fiction.
… “a woman who lived by a simple motto: ‘Do what you can for the person in front of you.’”
Steven Russell, East Anglian Daily Times