Consulting the Oracles
Byline: VAL HENNESSY
THE BOOK OF LIFE: ONE MAN'S SEARCH FOR THE WISDOM OF AGE by ANDREW JACKSON (Victor Gollancz, [pounds sterling]18.99)
HANDS UP all who fantasise about chucking their job and wandering the world for two years. This is exactly what thirty-something Andrew Jackson and his wife, Vanella, dared to do, backpacking through five continents.
Their aim was to get a book out of it, their theme being to interview venerable old-timers with the wisdom of lifetimes to impart.
Jackson was a whizzkid advertising executive, with an Audi quattro, an expense account, champagne lifestyle and loadsa salary. Vanella ran her own successful strategic planning business.
One evening they stood in their kitchen, togged up in their designer suits, exhausted, dispirited, and realising that …
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Publication information: Article title: Consulting the Oracles. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: July 30, 1999. Page number: 61. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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