Troubador On a Wing and a Prayer

Released: 01/05/2012

eISBN: 9781780888101

Format: eBook

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On a Wing and a Prayer

Flight to Redemption


On A?Wing and a Prayer is a unique, poignant, frank and honest journey through an often dysfunctional life. Peter Wing’s story encompasses a varied and interesting life and touches upon:
  • His experiences at an English boarding school where he discovers first love, sadism and bullying. 
  • Young adulthood in Apartheid South Africa; becoming involved in a terrorist bombing when an anti-Apartheid activist (being held without charge and beaten by police for 3 days).
  • Working in Mozambique during the “Freedom from Portugal” struggle
  • A career as cabin crew with BOAC and South African Airways – working with celebrity passenger and royalty, getting involved in life of hedonism and alcohol
  • Accepting his sexuality; including a look at love, personal relationships and his love affair with a major  Olympic male athlete
  • A career change to nursing and working on the first AIDS cases and witnessing terrible ‘medieval’ psychiatric treatments and patient abuse in England
  • Finding happiness and fulfilment in retirement
It is a history of a very interesting, glamorous but dysfunctional life which is ultimately redeemed by a new faith and self fulfilment. 

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