About the Author

Jeanette Gray

I have a passion for creative writing and English literature, and I feel privileged to be able to share our family’s dramatic history. It was after the passing of my father that I found out the truth about his story and the grandmother I never knew. Being the youngest of his daughters, and the one who made this discovery, I felt that I had been chosen to reveal the

secret to my family … and to the world.
In telling this very personal true story, I deeply hope

that it can touch the lives of anyone in a similar situation, whether they are suffering from depression or from any form of abuse, and prompt them to reach out for help.

Although I now live in Queensland, the story is based in my home town, Geelong in Victoria, Australia, and it also recounts Betty’s life in Glasgow and Devon in the UK.

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