I was born in Tientsin, China in 1934. My mother was a White Russian migre who had lived in China since 1923 after escaping the Bolsheviks' Revolution. My father was an English soldier who served in the British Army based in Tientsin.In my youngest years I had a dream to become a teacher of Classical Literature and Music. But my dream was torn apart by unimaginable events. This is my story and I hope that readers will forgive me for some of the language used but it was necessary in order to express the iniquity of the events that occurred.