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The Kindness of Strangers – Tales of Fate and Fortune on the Road edited by Don George review

'The Kindness of Strangers – Tales of Fate and Fortune on the Road' edited by Don George is a collection of 26 tales giving real -life examples of when travellers have received kindness when it was most needed and /or least expected and tells of strange and timely twists of fate.


The book explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world.

The first paragraph of the foreword by the Dalai Lama and his question at the end of this paragraph is worth quoting in full:


“If we think about it, our very survival, even today, depends upon the acts and kindness of so many people. Right from the moment of our birth, we are under the care and kindness of our parents; later in life, when facing the sufferings of disease and old age, we are again dependent on the kindness of others. If at the beginning and end of our lives we depend upon others’ kindness, why then in the middle should we not act kindly towards others?”






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