Hermione Ranfurly's early years saw an abundance of both privilege and tragedy. In this charming and witty account, she takes us from her gloriously idyllic childhood in Wales and the Cotswolds to a painful growing up that included the devastating loss of her brother, the illness of her mother and the financial disaster that prompted her to take a job in Australia. There, on the other side of the world, she met her future husband.
'All this Lady Ranfurly records with admirable dry humour and no tinge of self-pity... essential reading for all who admired To War With Whitaker.'
'A tragi-comedy of a dysfunctional aristocratic family which sweeps along like a real-life Brideshead Revisited; its 84-year-old author is eagle-eyed but humane: a true Ancient Mariner.'