Jun 8, 2011

A Lifetime spent breaking new ground - Margaret Maund 'Decades of Discovery'

margaret maund pictured at the wheel of her red robin reliant
Margaret Maund

margaret maund decades of discovery front cover detail
Margaret Maund Decades of Discovery
This week, at Tonyrefail library, Y Lolfa published the autobiography of Margaret Maund. Her twenties was spent deep in the jungle of central Africa; then she became one of the first women to be ordained as a priest in Wales and also the proud owner of several brightly-coloured Robin Reliants!

Margaret Maund has had quite an extraordinary life. Born in the south Wales valleys, she trained as a nurse and midwife and spent three years working in war-torn central Africa in the late 1960s. Many years later she became an Anglican priest, being amongst the first group of women to be ordained in Wales. Now retired from nursing and the ministry, Margaret Maund’s fascinating working life has spawned a third career as a writer and broadcaster. Her autobiography charts the highs and lows of a life spent breaking new ground.

Margaret says, “Friends and colleagues in work and church often say to me ‘tell us a story’, thoroughly enjoying the many situations which have made up my life. Most stories are a constant source of fun, and right across the age range we have laughed together. Perhaps there is something in what the researchers say about the power of laughter to keep us healthy. I trust that you will enjoy these stories from my life.”

The book was launched at Tonyrefail Library on Monday 6 June, 5–7 p.m. The book is published by Y Lolfa, price £9.95.

Margaret will be in Llantrisant Parish Church on the 19th of June and the Tonyrefail Arts Festival on the 27thof June. Up and coming author events here


margaret maund and robin reliant
Margaret Maund and Robin Reliant

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