‘[Ann Victoria Roberts] has an innate ability to paint a picture in words, so that you find yourself seated on the upper deck of a bus as it winds its way through the countryside of Yorkshire; in a dusty attic rummaging through old books to discover a diary; visiting WW1 battlefields; or perhaps on a cargo ship with Ann, her Master Mariner husband and their two children… This book provides great insight into the home life of a writer as she deals with family affairs… She claims her early success depended on luck… [but] the quality of that first manuscript clearly had a lot to do with its success…’ Trevor Cradduck