on 31 January 2009
It is not often that one reads a book that is so true to its title! As Michael Buerk of the BBC said on the back cover of the book, Claire Bertschinger was "an ordinary woman who did extraordinary things and really did move mountains". For once here is a book where the hype was amply justified! No reader could fail to be moved by her courage, convictions and commitment. I was looking for an autobiography that highlighted just such attributes. I was not disappointed!
Forbes Watson - Plymouth
I came across this book by chance and was intrigued by the blurb on the back,especially when I found out that she inspired Buerke to make his BBC documentary which in turn was seen by millions on the news and in turn by Bob Geldof which resulted in Band Aid.
This woman is truly exceptional,inspirational and a saint.The book has a nice flow to it and,although heartbreaking at times is an eye opener as to the danger that these aid workers put themselves in.The recent IS atrocities show just how much danger these people put themselves in to help those in desperate need.A marvellous book that should be read by everybody that cares for those less fortunate than ourselves. A marvel and a great lady.
on 13 February 2014
This is the amazing and true story of a real heroine of our time, a nurse for the Red Cross who personifies "caring". It is an emotional account of her work caring for those in need in war-zones and natural disasters,....which inspired Bob Geldof to do Live Aid & Band Aid. A real life "Florence Nightingale".