Elizabeth Lockhart-Mure grew up on a farm in Kenya with a love of Africa and the wild. Circumstances, however, led her to emigrate in 1979, and she then set up her own business in the field of aviation. Upon her retirement, Elizabeth took up writing with a view to bringing this compelling story into the public domain.
The book is based on and expanded from the original diary and notes of Maria Pilbrow, who was with the Women's Auxiliary Services (Burma), colloquially known as the ' Wasbies ' during the Burma Campaign of World War Two. Elizabeth Lockhart-Mure discovered the diary, notes, photographs and medals after Maria's death, which compelled her to write this extraordinary story.