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A London Sparrow: The Story Of Gladys Aylward

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Published (first published October 6th 1972)
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Richard Bartholomew
The author describes Gladys Aylward’s rise to fame as “one of the strangest ‘success stories’ of the twentieth century”; perhaps inevitably, she also suggests that it is “difficult to find any other explanation than a supernatural one for the fact that her name can be grouped with people like Dr Albert Schweitzer and Helen Keller”. It’s not quite as mysterious as all that, but it nevertheless a remarkable story.

The first half of the book is concerned with the reason why she became a figure of pu
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