Not a boring life. Started in a free country, but my formative years were spent under German/Nazi oppression, then WW2 and Soviet occupation. Disappointments after disappointments followed including a marriage at the age of seventeen. After the brutal suppression of the 1956 uprising I escaped.
England gave me the chances and opportunities my homeland denied me.I became an architect. The world opened up.
I married again and we lived for three years in Guyana, S.America. We brought up two daughters before we divorced. Then, third time lucky I had the best ten years of my life with my new husband until he died in 2001.
Now, writing and my grandsons fill my life with pleasure.
I produced "Through Alien Eyes" - the biography of a lady, herself a refugee from Nazi occupied Austria who patronised me on my arrival in England.
"Apu and Me" is the story of how my father survived and helped others in desperate times. I wrote it from memories and from tape recordings made long after the events.