The intrepid Joan Courtís first volume of her autobiography describes her early years, influences and meetings with Mahatma Gandhi. Despite a traumatic start in life, she went on to complete her nursing training, served as a midwife in London during World War II and joined a Quaker unit in India. Eventually moving to Cambridge to study for a degree at the age of 60, Joan became deeply entrenched in the animal rights movement and the rest is history! A fascinating read from one of the most inspiring women in our movement. 207pp.