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The Journey is Home

by John Sam Jones - £15.00  Parthian Books (2021)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781912681747 | ISBN 10: 1912681749

In this clear and absorbing memoir John Sam Jones writes of a life lived on the edge. It's a story of journeys and realisation, of acceptance and joy.
From a boyhood on the coast of Wales to a traumatic period as an undergraduate in Aberystwyth, and on to a scholarship at Berkley on the San Francisco Bay as the AIDS epidemic began to take hold before returning to Liverpool and north Wales to work in chaplaincy, education and sexual health.
A journey of becoming a writer and chronicler of his experiences with award-winning books and the somewhat reluctant compulsion to become a campaigner for LGBT rights in Wales. The adventure of running a guesthouse in Barmouth where he eventually became Mayor with his husband, a German academic, whom he had married after a long partnership.
Just days after European Referendum they put the business on the market... and then moved to Germany. John is still on that journey.

(Price & availability last checked: May 2021)

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