Born in London shortly before the outbreak of World War 2, at 16, Bev. shed the shackles of her (mainly) convent-school education and at 17, after visiting a clairvoyant, ran off to marry George, a Sergeant-Major in the Royal Fusiliers, before moving to a flat in the Tower of London.
This is their story: hilarious and tragic in turn - covering much travelling, many countries - and for Bev. several ‘careers’ - ending in London, after six years with an American University.
Still married to George and now living in Surrey, Bev has 5 grand-children and one great-grandson.
Singing to the Goldfish
by Bev Pettifar
After a teenage encounter with a clairvoyant reading her tarot cards Beverley Pettifar ran off to marry a dashing, handsome army sergeant major, only to be ostracised by her family. The eloping couple then embarked on a colourful odyssey around the world, seeing the British Empire in its dying days and collecting recipes for the dishes of Empire. And to eventual healing of the family rift.
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