Edge of Daylight: Memoirs of a Life With The Leprosy Mission - Eddie AskewLeprosy Mission International, 2000, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Eddie Askew has had an extraordinary life. One of the best-selling Christian authors of our times, and a talented artist, he and his wife Barbara served 15 years in India with The Leprosy Mission. On their return to England, Eddie became International Director of the Mission’s worldwide operations and travelled the world, spearheading the campaign for relief for leprosy sufferers. Since his retirement in 1987 he has continued with his much appreciated writing and painting and is deeply involved in the Christian Retreat Movement, leading quiet days and retreats. Now he has written his memoirs, getting his own version in first, as his daughter suggested. Thank you for doing so, Eddie. Now we can share and try to understand. From teaching, management and well-digging at Purulia Leprosy Hospital, through travels into Bhutan and later across the developing countries of the world, Eddie’s story touches our hearts. He reminds us what service can be done when such capable people arc-motivated by their faith in God. He has now been honoured with an OBE. With his own special brand of humour, compassion and storytelling, this is a book you must not miss.”