The grandparents of the Anglo Indian Writer came from four different countries, Ireland, Russia, England and India. The latter two were disowned and disinherited by their families, the English man when he married a Hindu girl, and the girl who was put out of her caste and religion because she married an English Christian. The story tells of the union of couples from several generations spanning a period of one hundred or more years. It tells of the effect of the British Raj during the early part of the twentieth century , the ripples of which can be seen today.
It tells of interesting anecdotes during her career, ranging from an honour conferred on her during her visit to a Hindu Temple in India, to the work she did with leprosy sufferers in the poorest parts of the world. It is a true story. She is seen in the inside dust cover with one of her grandsons, the colour difference being noticeable.