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Life and work of Annie Glenn


Annie Glenn was a reluctant celebrity as wife of astronaut John Glenn during the space programme but she later overcame her communication challenges to speak out on behalf of the disabled. Here, Soundings contributor Liz talks to us about Annie’s life and achievements.


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Annie Glenn, wife of the astronaut John Glenn, she went on to become a powerful advocate for the disabled

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  • Liz

    Liz Macintyre Allan was born and brought up on the southside of Glasgow. She attended Scotland Street Primary School and later Glasgow University where she was awarded an Honours Degree in History and Comparative Religion. Liz stayed at home for several years while she raised her family and then decided to re-enter academic life as a mature student. After a happy career in education, Liz decided to take a different a story teller. She found a collection of over 300 letters written by her father and describing his experiences during WW2. Liz transcribed his words and it became a successful book....Love Letters from a Desert Rat.

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