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It's Been a Pleasure

by Sandys Sherwood


Courtesy of OSPA


Review by Michael Macoun (Colonial Police 1938-1964, Inspector-General of Colonial Police, Overseas Police Adviser FCO 1965-1979)
This is an unusual and entertaining record of lifetime experiences, packed with amusing anecdotes, culled from diaries. It covers childhood reminiscences through the author's long and chequered career in Nigeria, covering 25 years (1929-54) in the public services in the Administration, Army and Police, followed by a short stint as ADC to the Governor of Jamaica, three years reorganising the Cayman Islands Division of the Jamaica Police Force and finally in hotel management in Georgetown, Grand Cayman. In addition, there is substantial coverage of vacations in the United States of America. He retired finally to Spain in 1970.

The book contains excellent and very readable vignettes on the varied situations encountered during his long service overseas as well as descriptive comments on his many personal contacts over the years. Entertaining reading of 'Book at Bedtime' quality.

British Empire Book
Author
Sandys Sherwood
Published
1994
Pages
317
Publisher
Minerva Press
ISBN
1858631106
Availability
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