No Ordinary Life - A Memoir of an Extraordinary Man
Publisher: Silver Crow Books
This memoir of John Bernard Barron follows his long and varied life, which was defined by service to his country. From his early travels in the Middle East, and later in Canada, to the western front of World War One, followed by military and civilian service in Palestine, he was never far from the pulse of history. The momentous changes he lived through still resonate in the Middle East today. During World War Two, his organisational and financial acumen was vital in the shipping of supplies to a besieged Malta.
In retirement he was requested by the Archbishop of Canterbury to join The Council for Foreign Relations as his advisor in Middle Eastern church affairs and as an archivist in Lambeth Palace library. He finally retired at the age of 88.
‘No Ordinary Life’ is an impressive and very readable account of a life that was far from ordinary.