Our Family Had Big Dreams

From English Schoolgirl to Canadian Scientist, and Expanding Horizons in Retirement

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Publisher Description

Our Family Had Big Dreams is a multi-generational story about working towards goals while living and learning along the way. Written with honesty, humility, and humour, author Jennifer Murphy’s memoir starts with the story of her parents in England and their dreams, and then follows her life in Canada as a scientist in a field dominated by men. She reflects on how both journeys have also affected the next generation in her family.

Jenny’s inspirational story is about breaking traditional moulds and following one’s dreams in two different countries. Her story also provides an interesting insight into the hardships experienced in Britain after the Second World War, into lifestyles in England in the ’50’s and the “swinging ’60’s”, and the differences between cultures and educational systems in England and Canada. It is a story that also shines a light on attitudes towards women in the last 75 years. Jenny uniquely shares her latest adventure in life—returning to university in her seventies—as she continues her lifelong pursuit of knowledge and embracing whatever’s next.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2021
May 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
228
Pages
PUBLISHER
FriesenPress
SELLER
FriesenPress Inc
SIZE
2.1
MB

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