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Happy, tragic, and at times, a combination of both. This is the story of one woman’s journey across seven continents.
Maralyn Rittenour has lived a life of accidental twists and turns full of luck, opportunity, intrigue, and at times, hardship and tragedy. From her first close call as an infant when her mother literally missed a boat that later sank, to being twice married in November and twice widowed in August, to trips to all seven continents on the globe, to her work for MI6, Thursday’s Child chronicles the life of a true adventurer, her rich family history, and the people—some famous, some not—she’s met along the way. For anyone who has ever traveled extensively, or even just dreamed about it, the wonderful and unexpected journeys told in this travel memoir will captivate and inspire the adventurer in all of us.
About the Author
Maralyn Rittenour was born in Ireland. She has traveled extensively her entire life; worked in publishing, for MI6, and at the Scott Polar Institute in Cambridge, England. While in New York working for the governments of Ireland, UK, Hong Kong, and Canada for more than thirty years, she helped develop export business to the United States for many companies from these countries. She was also the executive director of the East Hampton Historical Society. Her volunteer efforts include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fashion Group International, the Junior League of New York, the American Cancer Society, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, and the Garden Club of East Hampton. Rittenour plays tennis and is a great dog lover. She currently splits her time between East Hampton and New York City along with her elderly rescue dog, Scott.