Teacher, university professor, former Chairman of the Higher Salaries Commission, historian, playwright, publisher. John Dunmore looks back on a life marked by multi-culturalism and multi-lingualism, from his early days on the fringes of the British colony in France to the equally strange world of the Channel Islands under Nazi rule during the German Occupation. After the war, he recounts a life in war-torn London, and emigration to New Zealand. Here he encountered yet another mystifying culture with linguistic perculiarites. Now a New Zealander for over seventy years, he has come to the conclusion that “Plus ça change, plus chest la même chose”.
Originally published in 1998, and currently available for purchase in limited quantities!