The book of Thomas
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 @ 00:00
HIS desired epitaph was this: “He helped people to see God in the ordinary things of life, and he made children laugh.” He also loved trains, was awarded an OBE, and 15 June is the 101st anniversary of his birth.
Wilbert Vere Awdry was one of the Church of England’s more commercially successful priests. His 26 books about trains on the fictional island of Sodor have sold 50 million copies worldwide, and there have been numerous spin-offs, including a popular TV series narrated ...
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