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Thursday’s Child Had Far to Go-bookcover

By: Betty Robinson

Thursday’s Child Had Far to Go

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Training Indian village children to look after buffaloes, instructing girls to use a sewing machine, running adult literacy classes for rural women – Did Betty Robinson in her Youth Employment Office in Dunfermline in the 1950s and 1960s realise where her application for missionary training with the London Missionary Society would take her? Three years of missionary training did not prepare her for that. A buffalo and a sewing machine can literally save a village and give its children a future.

Then romance and marriage to a fellow Scot, Leslie Robinson, General Surgeon and Medical Superintendent at the Church of South India’s hospital in Chickballapur, Karnataka.


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  • Ann Laing

    Enjoyed reading this, I found it interesting and informative.

  • Colin McPhail

    A walk through history. Betty Robinson's letters from India give a lovely, personal insight into Christian medical mission in the second half of the 20th century. We can learn much from her and Lelslie's faith, perceverance, sense of humour and sense of sheer wonderment at the ways of he world. This easy to read and compelling account of an ordinary but extrordinary journey through life is a joy and I highly recommend it.

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