A review of 'The House That Jack Built’, by Irene Truman, a critical reviewer for the Bronte Gazette.
Jack’s teaching career starts soon after the end of the second world war with its rationing and coming to terms with peacetime.
Many of us will find something familiar within this book. We go through life wanting to know what the future will bring and perhaps regret missed opportunities.
Jack however ‘grasps the nettle’ and doesn’t have regrets. He was a good teacher; he inspired his students to do well and left his schools better places.
John Butler died in November 2012 having lived a life encouraging us to take a look within ourselves, be honest and not afraid to consider this question……’is destiny mapped out for us all……`
So, after reading this book there is homework to be done. It is a heartwarming tale full of fun, excitement, information and is personal to some of us."