A memoir with a difference – a life that began in Durban, South Africa, growing up ‘colour-blind’, unaware of being classed as ‘mixed blood’ until Ken tries to get an apprenticeship – only available to ‘whites’ – and then decides to seek pastures new in England, where he still resides, finding the joy of colour in breeding flowers.
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“Because I'd always spoken to my grandchildren about my early childhood and life in South Africa, they asked if I'd ever thought of putting it in print. I hadn't but thought, why not. So without having any diaries or notes I began writing, sometimes well into the night.
After finishing it, I started thinking of how to get it published. I looked up the website of publishing firms and of all those I saw UK Book Publishing seemed to have all the answers I needed to know.
Once I'd spoken to Ruth and Jay I knew I'd made the right decision. I cannot praise them highly enough. Because I'd never written or published a book before, there were so many things I wanted to know about the editing, the layout etc, and when I saw the cover design I was blown away. It was the icing on the cake. Jay really excelled himself.
Thank you, Ruth, Jay and the team. This book is a one off for me, but if any first time author isn't sure about how to get their book published, contact UK Book Publishing. You'll get the best advice ever.”
— Ken Rigney