Liz Parker tells her memoirs, which cover a myriad of topics. She starts when was born in India, then recalls how at the age of four she was sent to boarding school in England.
After that, she studied drama and met and married a talented actor. They divorced after seven years and she was left to bring up two young daughters alone. Her second husband died and she then had a son to care for. Liz developed cancer, but after a successful unorthodox treatment she decided to leave England at the age of 59. She bought a run-down Taverna and yacht club on a tiny island in Greece. Her middle daughter helped her to run the idiosyncratic outpost. Tragedy then struck again on the idyllic island, leaving Liz alone once more.
Liz’s memoir is by turns harrowing, uplifting, fascinating and bittersweet. Stories of her flamboyant lifestyle during her time in the theatre and films, where she met famous stars, are contrasted sharply by a life of struggle and hardship as a single parent.
Liz’s awareness of feminist issues and her refusal to accept standard treatment for cancer led to a change in her beliefs and ultimately the courageous decision to move to Greece – which brought more challenges and painful outcomes.