Janie Hampton is the author of fifteen books including biography, fiction and text books. She has been a journalist in Africa, a producer at the BBC World Service and has written articles for the Sunday Times, The Times, the Independent, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and the New Statesman. She has worked in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zaire, Rwanda and Uganda, living in rural communities, travelling by canoe, bus, river-boat and train.
'An enjoyably inspiring account of what was to be - for so many thousands of girls - an exciting and fulfilling time.' Scotsman
'A stirring, surprising story' Saga
'[Hampton] has caught the authentic tone of unwavering, not to say relentless, optimism characteristic of the Guiding movement.' Evening Standard
'Absorbing and unexpected ... a sobering and inspirational book.' Mail on Sunday