A captivating, touching, fascinating and beautifully written autobiography.
Miranda was brought up in a Norfolk farming family and went to boarding school at the age of seven. Being Head of House was not the envied position one might imagine it to be. She had various dead end jobs, waitressing, cleaning and housekeeping, and then studied Dress Design. For three years in the 1960’s, she was a model living in Chelsea. She married and spent two years with her husband building their own boat, a trimaran. She had never sailed before but they then set off on an extraordinary voyage across the Atlantic Ocean spending 27 days alone at sea. After four years sailing around the West Indies they returned to England. Later, alas, the marriage collapsed.
For the last 40 years she has lived on the Isle of Wight working as an artist, exhibiting, running workshops and delivering Reminiscence sessions in residential care homes.
She writes movingly about her work, her personal life, describing details of her travels, her sailing adventures, her love of nature and of bringing up two boys on her own; then falling in love again.
Miranda has written poetry and songs in the past but this is her first book. With candour she shares her thoughts and feelings about events in her life from the post war years to the present day.