You might wonder why you’d be interested in my life; I’m no celebrity, although I have a famous name. I’ve had a scandalous childhood but carry on with my head held high regardless. In later life I put my heart into ethnic minority charity work and as a result found myself in Buckingham Palace shaking Queen Elizabeth’s hand and accepting an MBE, one of the proudest moments of my life. I saw this book as my personal healing. I’m sharing my childhood with you in the hope that it will inspire abuse victims to never give up striving for personal happiness; what doesn’t kill you will eventually make you stronger.