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The Shed That Fed 2 Million Children: The Mary's Meals Story

The Shed That Fed 2 Million Children: The Mary's Meals Story (Paperback)

By MacFarlane-Barrow, Magnus

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Mary's Meals is born from acts of love. If you put all those many acts of sacrifice together it creates a beautiful thing. Mary's Meals tells the inspirational and compelling story of how a cripplingly shy fish farmer from Argyll, Scotland, became the international CEO of a globa...l charity that now feeds over 800,000 children a day. In 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was enjoying a pint with his brother when he got an idea that would change his life - and radically change the lives of others. After watching a news bulletin about war-torn Bosnia, the two brothers agreed to take a week's hiatus from work to help. What neither of them expected is that what began as a one-time road trip in a beaten-up Landrover rapidly grew to become Magnus's life's work - leading him to leave his job, sell his house and direct all his efforts to feeding thousands of the world's poorest children. Magnus retells how a series of miraculous circumstances and an overwhelming display of love from those around him led to the creation of Mary's Meals; an organisation that now holds the key to eradicating child hunger altogether. This humble, heart-warming yet powerful story has never been more relevant in our society of plenty and privilege. It will open your eyes to the extraordinary impact that one person can make.
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ISBN 9780007578313
Released NZ 23 May 2016
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780007578313
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 23 May 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By MacFarlane-Barrow, Magnus
Category Biography & Autobiography
Child Welfare
Charities & Voluntary Services
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 361.763092
Weight 230g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Humanitarian assistance - Developing countries, Poor children - Developing countries, Hunger - Developing countries, Food relief, Famines
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade