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Christopher Dawber
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I began to write this book out of bitterness. I was bitter at all the hard work and failure I have endured in my life, but as I progressed through my book I began to realise how many experiences I could share with others. This is largely an account of an ordinary man searching for a place in life and trying to find out just who he is.

Much of what I did was borne mainly out of fear of failure. This was to lead me into all sorts of adventures and situations that I could not cope with, let alone have the ability to carry out with any competence. From cleaning toilets to dicing with death as Royal Naval Aircrew, Merchant Seaman to Psychiatric Nurse and even a window cleaner, a life lived to the full, I regret none of it. This led to many humorous and some dangerous situations, many of which I sought to escape by Running For Home.

Come with me on an adventure you will never forget, written with honesty and sincerity if this book helps anyone to come to terms with their lot in life, then I shall be satisfied that I have succeeded in my quest.

"Loved this book - it was a real treat to read. I enjoyed the honesty of a man not afraid to say that he was afraid. He conquered the fear and that's bravery?"

This review is from: RUNNING FOR HOME: The Autobiography of Christopher Dawber (Kindle Edition)
Congratulations Christopher; your easy colloquial style, coupled with the anticipation contained within the narrative, is both compelling and disarming. You have created just the right mix of warmth and adventure in this extremely interesting account of your life. It maybe a cliche, but really it was difficult to close the kindle at the end of each reading session. Not technical incompetence, on my part, but just the sheer pleasure from reading the account of your life in such an engaging way. Thanks for the opportunity to share it with you.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 713 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072VTHAE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Hi everyone, I'm Christopher Dawber, born into a military family in 1953, I have had a hectic life right from the outset. My Father was in the RAF and Mother was a nurse and as such I had a very disciplined upbringing.

My Father wishing to "make a man of me" entered me into a military style boarding school called the Indefatigable in Anglesey from the young age of fourteen.

Joining the Merchant Navy as a deck boy, times were harsh, health and safety did not exist and I got into all sorts of adventures.

Becoming a Psychiatric nurse seemed a good career move but after a while I longed for the adventure of the sea once more.

The Royal Navy and several trades saw me as a Radio Operator, Aircrew, which held all sorts of dangers and finally, a Military Policeman with many humourous incidents on the way.

None of it was what I really wanted to do but I am glad I did it, since it has given me something to write about, a life lived to the full I regret none of it.

Now as a Window Cleaner, I am as happy as I have ever been and felt that I had something to offer in the way of a book to give others the benefit of my experiences.

Married for 36 years to a Maltese wife and having one son of 21, I now live in Durham in the United Kingdom.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars running for home 8 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
If you have ever felt alone and lacking self esteem then read this book. The Author has lived and worked through all these self doubts and more but has come out at the other end and able to put his experiences in writing. Sad and very funny along with being very interesting.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nothing ordinary about this man! 10 April 2012
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Loved this book - it was a real treat to read. I enjoyed the honesty of a man not afraid to say that he was afraid. He conquered the fear and that's bravery? He was lucky to grow up in an age when boys could be boys, before health and safety hijacked all our lives and so his writing captures the simplicity of a time when making mistakes was just that - not being sued for them! Recommend this book as a delightful way to spend some quality time - reading about a quality life
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Chris has bared his most inner soul in this book and has managed to keep me engaged with all of his examples of success and failure from his life.It seems his life has been a failure,but actually just the opposite is true.He is showing his journey through life humbly yet it is inspiring to read that he has overcome his inner demons- and that in the end is success!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good read 3 Feb 2012
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As soon as i heard this was on sale i just HAD to get it. Its a very interesting autobiography with lots of gentle humour . The author has made many Youtube videos of his window cleaning skills which was how i heard of him and has been a real inspiration to me and no doubt many others in the trade .
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