Through my eyes Is the author’s memoirs of early childhood through to adult life incorporating humiliation and torment from her father
She soon learns that life can be cruel. Her much loved Uncle is lost when ice breaks up in the Antarctic and she finds it hard to concentrate on her studies as she and her family anxiously await news from the Antarctic.
She is very close to her grandparents and enjoys staying with them at their home in Henley, a place which evokes happy memories throughout her life. As she grows up she uses the talents her grandmother has taught her and passes these talents on to her own daughters.
She becomes very ill and has a lengthy stay in hospital, her mother is a great strength to her at this time and looks after her daughters. She encourages her mother to move closer to her and feels it is pivotal to keep the family together.
Having married and divorced she remarries and is traumatised by the actions of her second husband and the subsequent killing of himself. She rediscovers her inner strength by going to Cyprus by herself, when she comes home she is stronger and ends up meeting Mike who becomes her soul mate, she and Mike become husband and wife and have a peaceful life together travelling and celebrating anything and everything with their friends and family.
She has included a short memoir from her mothers writings and also one of her grandmothers written memoirs left to her on their deaths.