You’ve intrigued me again. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of A Window and Disappeared – ordered! You must stop doing this! : )
Yes, I’ve read Britton. His other book, Picking Up the Pieces (I think) is also harrowing and spellbinding in equal measure. I’m getting on a bit now though and these kind of documentary books make me despair about the human soul. I try not to watch the news for the same reason but end up doing so and find the same message coming back again and again. Still, there are also stories of people’s amazing spirit and sacrifice and stories of incredible endurance and overcoming of real hardship.
These days. I like stories that raise my spirits, take me to another world or make me laugh.