Is Anyone out There?: Comments on 100 Letters to Key People in My Life Not Answered

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$22.19
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Xlibris UK
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378
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6.0 X 0.84 X 9.0 inches | 1.22 pounds
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English
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Paperback
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9781543493726
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About the Author

Ranulf Rayner has kept detailed scrap books for most of his life, including letters and photographs from when he was first at school. His life has been an extraordinary one starting with escaping from his pram. Subsequently expelled from five schools he later man-aged to win his spurs as a regular officer in the British cavalry, managing, soon after joining his regiment, to write off a fifty ton tank. In the army he also earned to fly helicopters, which, while serving, he put to good use directing the winter sports scenes for the James Bond film OHMSS. After leaving the army he travelled 75,000 miles around the globe selling helicopters, which took him from an unexplored region of New Guinea, where they had never seen a white man before, to the swamps of the Pantanal in Brazil's Matto Grosso, looking for an Englishman with the same name as an explorer known to have been killed earlier by Indians in the rain forests of the Amazon. Readers will find his further exploits equally astonishing for he re-fers back to some of his more desperate moments, while flying light aircraft, climbing mountains, riding the Cresta toboggan run and surviving a disastrous shipwreck, followed by starting up thir-teen unique and entirely different businesses. Most of these moments are recorded in 100 of Ranulf's letters to key people, including two Prime Ministers and the Archbishop of Canterbury, which have not been replied to, except with the odd acknowledgement. He wrote his hundredth letter to Donald Trump. He adds, some intriguing images and an interesting commentary, but the reason why his letters were not answered is often left for the reader to decide.