Review of 'Never the Same Again: A History of VSO'

Never the Same Again: A History of VSO by Dick Bird

As the author states from the very beginning of this book – this is not meant to be an un-biased history of VSO though Bird does tend to go on with the facts to a large extent though interspersed are various anecdotes from his own, and other volunteers, lives in VSO. I found the book a bit disjointed and quite dry in many places but interesting nonetheless (not least because of my being a VSO volunteer). If you are interested in development work and the history of an agency that specializes in such activities, then by all means…

Rating: “A bit better than average”

Genre: Non-Fiction