Delivered in the first person, it covers the life of Rudyard Kipling, interspersed with dramatic readings of his poetry. Now also available on Zoom (see https://youtu.be/yY49s1wJHTc )
It recounts his early years in India, his traumatic childhood years spent in Southsea, his time in India as a reporter, his marriage to his best friend's sister, and the tragic loss of his son John in the Great War, and the earlier loss of his eldest daughter Josephine.
Poems include the following:- Army Headquarters Ballad of East and West (extract) Epitaphs of the Great War Gethsemane Gunga Din If Mesopatamia Minesweepers My Boy Jack Six Honest Serving Men Recessional The Glory of the Garden The Law of the Jungle The Nativity The River's Tale The Smuggler's Song Tommy The Way Through The Woods The Mother Lodge
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I took early retirement in 2010, having previously spent a career in IT, Quality Assurance and Process Improvement, latterly with Vodafone UK at their headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire. I have subsequently taken up a second career as a public speaker/performer, and have now delivered over 1,000 talks/performances.
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