Hilary Hunter was born in Worcester in 1958. She was the eldest of three siblings and had a middle-class 1960s-childhood. Her teenage years were spent in true 1970s fashion, in nearby Malvern and at The University of Surrey. During her 22 years of married life, Hilary and her husband, Mark, owned and operated Contentigne Holiday Cottages near Chalus, South West France. Hilary is now divorced with two grown-up children and lives in Worcester. This frank memoir is her first book.