In Good Company covers a wide expanse of time and space in Salvation Army history. The author, Lieut-Colonel Norman Bearcroft, was born in the UK in 1926 and now in retirement serves his Lord in the USA. His memoirs take the reader on a fascinating journey from Wallsend to New York via Alderney, London, Canada, Ukraine, Zimbabwe and Australia, to name just a few stops along the way.
The book covers such ground as the first National School of Music, the re-formation of the Canadian Staff Band, the founding of The International Staff Songsters and much more besides. His personal insights and powers of storytelling bring historical events to life.
As Lieut-Colonel (Dr) Ray Steadman-Allen OF writes in his Foreword: 'The book is not only about Norman but also a first-hand account of his Army world, its personalities and occasions. It makes a humorously-laced, informative and inspiring read.'