“It's Alright Now - God is in Charge!” is the title of a new book written and published by one of Anchor’s leasehold residents recounting her escape from Malaya as it was invaded by the Japanese Army in 1941.

Patricia Cassidy moved to Anchor’s Home Farm Court in Kent four years ago and found she finally had time to write her personal account of these life changing events. Originally meant as a memoir for her grandchildren, Patricia was encouraged by friends who read the inspiring true story to approach a publisher.

Patricia’s book tells of her families’ journey across three continents during the Second World War and of the dangers and suffering they experienced on their travels. It is available on Amazon to order now.

Patricia hopes her book will not only enthral readers but inspire other older people to put pen to paper themselves. Patricia said: “So many of us lived in such a different era and I believe that this is of interest to the present generation and, possibly, for future ones also.”

Patricia is holding a book signing session at her local church St Alban’s Frant, on Frant High Street on 27 November, and another at Burrswood Hospital, where she volunteers the following day, on 28 November.

Don’t just take our word for it, Patricia’s book is getting brilliant reviews, with one reader commenting: “This beautifully written book has been hard to put down. I have read many autobiographies but this one stands out. Whilst a very personal story, the backdrop of World War II and the author's journey of faith bring so many insights on the journey of life that are relevant for us all today.”

You can read more and order your copy of “It's Alright Now - God is in Charge!” at Amazon.

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