Peta has been writing since she was quite young. Born in Teddington, one of four siblings, she was educated at a tiny private church school in Putney [fees three shillings per week] and then a technical college in Wandsworth. Unlike her siblings she was never interested in higher education and could not wait until the end of the day when she could indulge in “childish scribblings”, as her parents called it. Later she dabbled in a course with the London school of Art, then worked for Vogue Fashions selling dress patterns in a strange little office in a London back street. She married when she was twenty one and they produced four children who, between them, presented them with twelve fantastic grandchildren. There has been tragedy but also much love and happiness over the years. Peta would like to thank her eldest son Clive for taking the time to promote this book, the first of a trilogy.