Well Worth Waiting For is the sequel to the first compelling memoir written by eighty-six year-old author Frank W Payne. While the first book concentrated on his childhood growing up around the Blitz and his being called for national service to the RAF, we now return to when he has returned from the RAF to 'normal' life.
Cut adrift, looking for work amidst a sea of other men, the reader follows Frank on his career path - and a rollercoaster it was, starting in sales, climbing the ladder only to fall to the bottom rung repeatedly. He finds success with a company that eventually grows to reach a one million plus turnover only to suffer a devastating loss not long after. You can't help but admire his tenacity and work ethic, be inspired and ultimately root for the young Frank as he tackles everything with a sly humour that aids him on his quest for career fulfilment even as it goes awry.
But it's not all doom as young Frank finds love and builds a family, with a wife he's still very much devoted to today. We're treated to glimpses of daily life, leading to Frank's other passion for rescuing dogs - especially Romanian dogs from the streets where they're brutalised on a daily basis. Ultimately he encourages all of us to consider rescuing to help erase the terror of these animals' lives.
Writing with irreverent humour about good, bad and ugly subjects, Well Worth Waiting For concludes the two-part memoirs that revel in a life well lived - with more years of living and loving to come!
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