Don Snuggs - Author

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Don Snuggs is a retired ex-nurse tutor and acupuncture practitioner. He worked for the RAF, the NHS and in a private practice for most of his life and now spends the majority of his time caring for his wife.

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Get a Life

Get a Life

Author: Don Snuggs Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2018

She was tried in the fires of adversity and came out as pure gold...Get a Life is the story of Fiona, the daughter of a well-to-do businessman and his wife. Fiona was brought up in the days during and after the Second World War, in a world full of hope and an increasingly opulent lifestyle. Her beliefs and faith were instilled in her by her mentors, but she felt the need to question what she was taught. As a teenager, tragedy struck. Her dearly loved boyfriend was killed in an accident and she was abducted by criminals and held hostage. She was assaulted and as a result, found herself pregnant. Her dilemma as to whether to go ahead with the pregnancy was made more difficult due to the beliefs she had grown up with - after much soul-searching, she decided to have the baby and put it up for adoption. As the years went on, she tried to carry on with her life, going to university and studying business studies, but on the untimely death of her father joined the family business. She eventually married and made a fresh start, only for her eldest son to have a high-profile affair with a woman five years his senior, resulting in heartache and potential disaster for the whole family. As Fiona got older, however, the strength of spirit she had acquired through her troubled early life came into play. She became the CEO of her late father's company. In charge of a large workforce and with a busy family life, her own life was hectic and challenging. In spite of all this, she succeeded no matter what difficulties she faced. Get a Life, with its message of strength and success despite adversity, will appeal to those looking for an uplifting tale.

Love Never Fails The daily round and common task of caring for my disabled wife

Love Never Fails The daily round and common task of caring for my disabled wife

Author: Don Snuggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/11/2017

With the media widely reporting the shortcomings of the care industry in the UK the subject continues to arouse public concern. Don Snuggs' memoir, Love Never Fails, offers a unique insight into what it is like to be the sole carer and husband to a disabled wife, and the failures of the UK care industry. Love Never Fails is the memoir of a retired nurse and acupuncturist Don Snuggs, who, at the age of 75 years old, married a lady with a progressive condition, who is wheelchair dependent and requires assistance in all aspects of daily life. The book records their life together as a newly wed couple facing the challenging task of enjoying married life within the confines of disability and illness. Don paints a picture of the challenges, failures and successes, and reveals the commitment and selflessness required by a carer to a loved one. Over the 10 years that he has cared for his wife, Don has come into contact with external support providers hoping that they could help to ease his caring role, but sadly these encounters have not been positive. In the book, he offers his opinion on how the care industry could be improved to support others in a similar situation. Drawing from Don's previous nursing experience, Love Never Fails offers readers a unique insight into the plight of a totally dependant patient and the problematic care industry in the UK - a subject that continues to gain increasing prevalence in today's news. The book will appeal to readers who act as a carer for a loved one, as well as those with an interest in the care industry and readers that enjoy memoirs.

Lydia's Dream

Lydia's Dream

Author: Don Snuggs Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2017

The story of Easter has been told for two thousand years. But less is known about it now than when it began in Roman occupied Palestine... Lydia is a Roman woman of noble ancestry, and the wife of Pontius Pilate, the procurator of Judea. She has a unique quality about her, unlike her contemporaries in Roman society, in that she finds herself very aware of the feelings and sensitivities of others, and it is this ability that will haunt her for years to come. When a local man is accused by his own people of crimes worthy of death, Pilate is asked to judge his innocence or guilt. The night before the trial, Lydia is visited by the accused figure in her dreams. He convinces her of his innocence in an unfamiliar voice that burns itself into her memory, warning her that disaster will surely follow if her husband is involved in this case. Ignoring his wife's advice, the procurator decides the fate of the accused, and the prisoner is subsequently executed. Lydia is left haunted by the voice in her dreams, which follows her throughout her long life and confronts her in all of her affairs. It is only years later, when she comes face to face with Emperor Nero, that she eventually meets the owner of the voice she has come to know so well... Through Lydia's eyes, one of the most famous stories in history is told, and the birth of Easter is seen from a different and new perspective. It will make an intriguing read for any fans of historical fiction.

Ever Rolling Stream

Ever Rolling Stream

Author: Don Snuggs Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2017

Don Snuggs had a very normal childhood. Born in 1932, and a child of the war, he matured into an imaginative, unconventional professional practitioner of alternative medicine. After surviving the trauma of war, many found themselves the subject of prejudice and discouragement, but with his determination to succeed, Don went on to make his mark on the world. As a child, Don spent some of his childhood in hopsital, which ultimately led to his interest in medicine and the nursing profession. An Ever Rolling Stream details his life, from his wartime childhood to his life as a nurse. Don shares his memories of being in charge of a cancer ward in the Uxbridge RAF hospital and how it taught him the effects that disease and ill health can have on a person. This led Don eventually to pursue an interest in Chinese medicine with its different approach to the sick person and his predicament. Most of his stories talk not about cure, but about care, as Don shares his time spent comforting and caring for distressed patients, as well as the support and friendship he shared with his bemused colleagues. An Ever Rolling Stream is a touching memoir that allows the reader to share some of Don Snuggs most personal memories of his time spent living in a war-torn Britain and caring for those most affected by their afflictions. This book will appeal to readers with an interest in the Second World War, as well as those with an interest in traditional and alternative medicine.

Pa... And the Law of Unintended Consequence How the west has won with very little help from Pa

Pa... And the Law of Unintended Consequence How the west has won with very little help from Pa

Author: Don Snuggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Pa is an ill-educated farmer, living in the west of America at the turn of the century. Unable to read or write, he has never read a book and believes that life experience is more valuable than the written word. However, he has a knack for building and likes to invent things, ostensibly to make life easier, but he is often unaware of how dangerous his inventions can be... As the small community where he started farming begins to increase in size, Pa becomes widely known. Unfortunately, this is mainly due to his failure to properly think through his inventions, and the catastrophes he causes as a result. His wife and family prefer a simple and quiet life, and Pa's antics begin to drive them all to despair. However, Pa is rather naive, and when his projects cause grief to either his family or the community, he is unable to pinpoint the problem. He knows, with the total assurance of a self-made man, that the disastrous end result isn't his fault, and must be the fault of somebody else! From accidentally sending his newly-built privy tumbling into a canyon, to destroying an entire fleet of aeroplanes, Pa believes that no matter what happens, it was a good idea at the time. (Just like an unsinkable ocean liner called the Titanic...) Pa... And the Law of Unintended Consequence is a hilarious tale that follows Pa through the ups and downs of his inventing career. Whatever happens, it's sure to be an adventure!

Get a Life She Never Let Life Get in the Way of Living

Get a Life She Never Let Life Get in the Way of Living

Author: Don Snuggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

She was tried in the fires of adversity and came out as pure gold...Get a Life is the story of Fiona, the daughter of a well-to-do businessman and his wife. Fiona was brought up in the days during and after the Second World War, in a world full of hope and an increasingly opulent lifestyle. Her beliefs and faith were instilled in her by her mentors, but she felt the need to question what she was taught. As a teenager, tragedy struck. Her dearly loved boyfriend was killed in an accident and she was abducted by criminals and held hostage. She was assaulted and as a result, found herself pregnant. Her dilemma as to whether to go ahead with the pregnancy was made more difficult due to the beliefs she had grown up with - after much soul-searching, she decided to have the baby and put it up for adoption. As the years went on, she tried to carry on with her life, going to university and studying business studies, but on the untimely death of her father joined the family business. She eventually married and made a fresh start, only for her eldest son to have a high-profile affair with a woman five years his senior, resulting in heartache and potential disaster for the whole family. As Fiona got older, however, the strength of spirit she had acquired through her troubled early life came into play. She became the CEO of her late father's company. In charge of a large workforce and with a busy family life, her own life was hectic and challenging. In spite of all this, she succeeded no matter what difficulties she faced. Get a Life, with its message of strength and success despite adversity, will appeal to those looking for an uplifting tale.

Lydia's Dream A Roman lady who saw history made

Lydia's Dream A Roman lady who saw history made

Author: Don Snuggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2014

The story of Easter has been told for two thousand years. But less is known about it now than when it began in Roman occupied Palestine... Lydia is a Roman woman of noble ancestry, and the wife of Pontius Pilate, the procurator of Judea. She has a unique quality about her, unlike her contemporaries in Roman society, in that she finds herself very aware of the feelings and sensitivities of others, and it is this ability that will haunt her for years to come. When a local man is accused by his own people of crimes worthy of death, Pilate is asked to judge his innocence or guilt. The night before the trial, Lydia is visited by the accused figure in her dreams. He convinces her of his innocence in an unfamiliar voice that burns itself into her memory, warning her that disaster will surely follow if her husband is involved in this case. Ignoring his wife's advice, the procurator decides the fate of the accused, and the prisoner is subsequently executed. Lydia is left haunted by the voice in her dreams, which follows her throughout her long life and confronts her in all of her affairs. It is only years later, when she comes face to face with Emperor Nero, that she eventually meets the owner of the voice she has come to know so well... Through Lydia's eyes, one of the most famous stories in history is told, and the birth of Easter is seen from a different and new perspective. It will make an intriguing read for any fans of historical fiction.

Reuben the Fisherman A tale of Roman occupied Palestine

Reuben the Fisherman A tale of Roman occupied Palestine

Author: Don Snuggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2013

A biblical inspired novel, that takes a familiar parable and twists it into a riveting narrative. In Roman occupied Jerusalem, a young paralysed man is cured by an enigmatic healer. Suddenly able to walk, he is sent forth to live his life by the preacher. Disorientated by the seeming miracle, he is arrested and accused of being an accomplice of the healer - a known opponent of the ruling regime. Reuben is tortured by the regime, but escapes. Fleeing to Galilee he finds work as a fisherman, spending his days at sea to avoid the temple police. Hard-working Reuben is promoted by his boss- --- after his two sons have gone off with a preacher. After a number of sea-based adventures, Reuben settles into life as a respectable business man and landowner. However, he starts to hear stories of a great man, a preacher, and the miracles that he performs. Sceptical, but intrigued, Reuben finally meets the preacher - the man who healed him - and so begins Reuben's real adventures.

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