Rainbows Have Echoes is Julie Miller’s autobiographical account of her successful career as an English teacher in England and New Zealand.
While her career flourished her personal life has often been stormy, from an unhappy first marriage in the 1960s to, more recently, her heartbreak as she struggled to come to terms with her second husband’s descent into dementia.
Julie sees her life as a succession of rainbows and wasp stings, the good interweaving with the bad, great joy and times of hardship and sadness.
As a teacher, Julie has been acclaimed for her work with traumatised children, easing them into educational pursuits and inspiring them with her own zest for life.
The steep learning curves of her own life show that whatever life throws at you, however taxing it might prove to be, one can rise above the challenges and find a renewed delight in the world and its inhabitants.
'Wow. My mum told me about this book after she read it. My mum actually works at Cholwell House. Sadly she never got to meet the wonderful Terry but I can just imagine her caring for him with Fiona and her best friend Sharon. She has however met Julie and the copy I read came from her book signing at Cholwell. This book is funny, sad, but poignant and thoughtful. I felt so many emotions whilst reading this and wasnt able to put the book down. I finished it in just over 24hours. Julie I hope you read this as I would like to tell you what an amazing truly inspirational lady you are. I didn't want to stop reading about your life and love. I feel if I ever met you I could sit and listen to your stories all day long. Rainbows truly do have echoes xx'
ISBN 978 07223 4834-5
Paperback – 214 pages